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  • 24 June 2014

    World Cup fever hits DrinkDrivingSolicitor.co.uk with a hat-trick of not-guilty verdicts

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    A hat-trick of not-guilty verdicts for DrinkDrivingSolicitor.co.uk last Friday (20th June) as we won three drink-drive related trials in Magistrates’ Courts across the country. Our first client appeared for trial at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court having been charged with being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst in excess of the prescribed limit (drunk in charge)….

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  • 20 April 2014

    Sat nav sends drink-driver to police station

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    An unlucky drink-driver received a driving ban after his sat nav took him to a police station car park by mistake. Prajay Shrestha was caught driving under the influence of alcohol when he pulled up outside Aldershot Police Station. A court heard how the 21-year-old was lost and looking for a hotel to stay after…

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  • 18 April 2014

    OAP arrested for drink-driving on mobility scooter

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    A team of police have arrested a man after he was found to be drunk at the controls of his mobility scooter. The suspect was surrounded by three officers who immediately called for reinforcements.  The suspect was charged with driving under the effects of alcohol. A witness to the incident said, ‘I saw the man…

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  • 16 April 2014

    Drink-drive police officer avoids prison

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    A Bradford police officer has been spared jail after crashing his car while almost three times over the legal drink drive limit ? the second time he has been prosecuted for drink-driving in nine years. PC Jatinder Dosanjh, who appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court, was given an eight week prison sentence suspended for 12 months,…

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  • 5 April 2014

    Newcastle United striker pleads not guilty to drink-driving

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    Newcastle United striker Loic Remy has appeared in court for allegedly driving his vehicle while over the limit. Appearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court, Remy pleaded not guilty to the offence which taken place on March 9. It is alleged that the footballer was stopped by police driving a Porsche Cayenne along the A696 Woolsington Bypass…

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  • 18 February 2014

    Derbyshire police fail to keep vital evidence

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    A motorist has been found NOT GUILTY of drink-driving after police believed his story and failed to keep evidence. David Castledine was caught by police after he tried to run from a vehicle that had crashed into parked cars. Another man fled the scene but was not caught.  Castledine, took a breath test, which shown…

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  • 6 February 2014

    South Yorkshire Police officer pleads guilty to drink-driving

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    A South Yorkshire Police officer has pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court to driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit. PC Adam Walker, a serving traffic officer, committed the offence in December 2013 while driving into his place of work in Sheffield. PC Walker, was given a £475 fine, £85 costs, £47 victim surcharge and…

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  • 5 September 2013

    Motorised skateboard not classed as a motor vehicle say magistrates

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    There was a sign of relief this week for a skateboarder accused of drink-driving after magistrates’ decided his motorised skateboard was not classed as a motor vehicle. Remi Barban was arrested in May 2012 in Bury St Edmunds after police witnessed him ‘weaving from one side of the road to the other’ on his skateboard….

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  • 4 September 2013

    Britain’s highest drink drive breathalyser reading revealed

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    A drink driver caught by police was eight times over the legal drink drive limit, a senior officer has revealed. The unnamed 36-year-old woman was stopped by Cleveland Police in September 2012 in Redcar and tests showed she had 275mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The current legal limit is 35. The reading was…

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