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Rugby World Cup drink-drive warning

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Rugby fans around the country have been warned – make sure you’re not over the limit the morning after watching a World Cup game. Starting Friday, September 18, the Rugby World Cup is being used as reminder of the consequences of drink-driving especially the morning after. If you are drinking any amount of alcohol, it…

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Everton footballer banned from driving

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Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink driving. Gibson, admitted to driving while over the limit for alcohol, driving without due care and attention and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard how three cyclists were struck by Gibson…

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Serial drink-driver given eight year driving ban

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A motorist from Surrey has been banned from driving for eight years after a second drink-drive in less than 12 months. Joseph Stevens was stopped by police after an officer noticed his vehicle was missing a front registration plate. He was arrested at the roadside but later failed to provide a breath specimen when in…

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Staffordshire Police issue V Festival drink-drive warning

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Staffordshire Police have warned revellers attending this year’s V Festival in Staffordshire to be aware of the danger of drink or drug driving. Officers based at the festival will breathalyse any drivers suspected of drink driving or carry out a roadside drug test of those suspected of using drugs when they leave the site as…

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2015 so far for DrinkDrivingSolicitor.co.uk

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It’s scary to think that we’re already seven months in to 2015. It seems like only yesterday that MAJ Law successfully defended a record number of people over the Christmas period. Several months later and we’re breaking even more records as people continue to put their trust in MAJ Law to defend their cases and…

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Drink and drug driving campaign results in Cheshire

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Figures have been released by Cheshire Police at the end of their annual summer drink and drug driving campaign.  53 motorists were arrested in June for driving while under the influence of drugs compared to just six in 2014.  The rise in the number arrested is due to Cheshire Police using the new roadside breath…

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary Operation Tonic results

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary have revealed their final figures for the summer Operation Tonic drink and drug driving campaign. During June police officers breathalysed 974 drivers, 78 drivers were charged with an offence.  This shows a slight fall in the number of people arrested for drink driving in 2014, when 97 were arrested despite only…

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Hampshire and Thames Valley Police reveal joint drink-drive campaign results

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A joint campaign from Hampshire and Thames Valley Police targeting drink and drug driving has revealed a fall in the number of people arrested.  The campaign focused on motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs particularly the morning after. During June, 388 drivers were arrested.  In total, 257 have been charged,…

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Learner driver arrested in North Wales on suspicion of drug driving

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A learner driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after being stopped by police on the A55, North Wales. The 26-year-old man from Anglesey is currently in custody after failing a roadside drug test near Bangor. North Wales police officers seized the van the man was driving, and a passenger was also given…

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Greater Manchester Police reveal drink and drug campaign results

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Greater Manchester Police have revealed that more than two drivers a day were arrested for drug driving as part of the annual month-long crackdown on drink and drugs. Police officers tested 93 motorists at the roadside for drugs and 68 tested positive for cannabis, cocaine or both across Greater Manchester. 2,805 drivers were also breathalysed….

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