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  • 26 November 2014

    One in five Brits likely to drink-drive this Christmas

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      A study has revealed that one in five motorists admit they are likely to drink-drive this Christmas. The research, commissioned by Manchester based insurance firm insurancerevolution.co.uk, surveyed 2,000 drivers and found one in five believe there is a good chance they will drive after a drink this December with most giving ‘feeling fine to…

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  • 26 November 2014

    Lincolnshire police launch text in drink driving campaign

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      A new campaign encouraging people to notify police when they suspect someone of drink-driving is set to be launched by Lincolnshire police. Operation Blackwater will run from 1 Dec until 1 Jan.  People who suspect someone has been drinking before driving are being encouraged to text the information to 80800 along with the word…

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  • 25 November 2014

    West Bromwich Albion striker arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

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      West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is to be interviewed by police after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. Berahino was stopped for travelling at ‘high speed’ on the M6 motorway near Lymm, Cheshire.  When officers spoke to Berahino, he was then arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. A spokeswoman for Cheshire police said: ‘At…

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  • 13 November 2014

    Women drink drivers targeted in Christmas campaign

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    Drink-drive campaigners are targeting female motorists this Christmas after statistics highlighted the number of women driving while over the limit. More men drink-drive than women, but a recent AA study shown the number of women caught drink-driving is decreasing slower compared to men.  The number of male drivers who failed a breath test after an…

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  • 19 September 2014

    Drink-driving case won at Beverley Magistrates’ Court

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    Our client was arrested for driving a motor vehicle on a road whilst alcohol level was above the prescribed limit after providing a positive roadside breath sample. At the police station a reading of 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millitres of breath was provided and our client had the option to have their breath…

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  • 16 September 2014

    Number of women caught drink-driving doubles

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      A new survey has revealed that the number of women convicted of drink-driving has almost doubled in recent years. Women accounts for 9% of drink-drive convictions in 1998, but this figure had risen to 17% by 2012. The survey, carried out by car insurance provider Direct Line, also showed that 17% of female motorists…

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  • 21 July 2014

    Keane keyboardist caught drink-driving

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      Keane member Tim Rice-Oxley has been banned from the road after driving while nearly three times over the drink-driving limit Rice-Oxley was stopped and breathalysed by police on the A27.  He blew a reading of 101 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at…

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  • 17 July 2014

    Chelsea forward Loic Remy guilty of drink-driving

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      French footballer Loic Remy was banned from driving this week after he admitted to drink-driving at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court. The striker was stopped by police in Newcastle in March and a breath test showed he had 56 mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.  One-and-a-half times the legal drink drive limit. District Judge Jane…

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  • 1 July 2014

    Drink driving world cup warning

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    England are out, but drivers should still be wary over drink-driving. Police have issued warnings over World Cup drink-driving in many English cities, and although England are out, drivers should still be wary over drinking and driving.  If you are watching today’s Argentina v Switzerland in the pub later on this afternoon, police forces will…

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