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Leicestershire Police announce summer drink-drive campaign results

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The annual summer campaign on drink and drug driving across Leicestershire has led to 35 people being arrested. The 35 arrests show a significant drop in the number of drivers arrested for drink or drug driving compared to 84 made during last years campaign.  However Jonathan Clarkson, spokesman for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road…

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Charged with drunk in charge?

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You don’t have to be driving to be guilty of a ‘drink driving’ offence. Being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle is a criminal offence under section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. If, for example, you leave the pub and decide to catch forty winks in your car outside. You may cross paths with…

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Surrey Police announce drink-drive campaign results

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Surrey Polices annual campaign against drink and drug driving has proven successful after 110 people were arrested. The police campaign, named Operation Dragonfly, is part of a year-long initiative, and this June’s campaign as launched off the back of a similar campaign in 2014. Last years campaign saw 91 people arrested drink or drug related…

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Essex Police reveal summer drink-drive campaign results

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A total of 102 drivers were arrested during Essex Police annual summer drink-drive campaign between June 1 and June 30. Officers across the county breathalysed drivers and used the new drug driving test kit for the first time since the introduction of new legislation in March this year. A total of 1148 people were breathalysed…

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North Yorkshire Police summer drink-drive campaign results

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As this summers annual drink-drive campaign comes to a close, North Yorkshire Police have today revealed their results. The annual campaign running between 1st and 30th June saw 111 arrests for drink and drug driving after breath testing over 850 motorists. 40% of people arrested were at least twice the legal drink drive limit and…

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Home Office to introduce new breathlyser

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As part of the Government’s ongoing campaign to clamp down on drink-driving, police are set to introduce a new type of roadside breathalyser that will make it easier to successfully convict motorists. Currently, drivers who fail a roadside breath test are taken to a nearby police station to provide a more accurate sample which can…

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More than 400 people a month arrested for drug-driving

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  The Institute of Advanced Motorists has released results revealing the true scale of drug-driving in England and Wales since new laws came into force – showing that over 400 people have already been arrested for the offence. Statistics obtained by the IAM under the freedom of information shown that a total of 902 drug-drive…

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England rugby star Danny Cipriani arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

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  England rugby star Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a collision. Cipriani was breath tested and taken to a west London police station before being released on bail.  The Sale Sharks and England player has not been charged and police have refused to say whether his breath test found him…

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Drug Driving – Six out of ten motorists fail roadside tests

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Figures uncovered by the Daily Mail show that Police forces using the new roadside ‘drugalyser’ are recording positive results for up to 56 per cent of motorists tested. By comparison, just 5 per cent of motorists breathalysed for drink-driving last year failed. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the findings confirmed the push to make drug-driving…

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Should the drink-drive limit be lowered in England and Wales?

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  The drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to match the threshold in Scotland, according to the Police Federation. The federation, which represents police officers, suggested the limit should be reduced from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg.  It also warned about the rising increase in the number of…

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