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Police Sergeant found guilty of drink-driving

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  A West Mercia Police Sergeant has been dismissed from the force after being found guilty of drink-driving. Stephen Saunders, who served for West Mercia Police for the past 13 years, was convicted of driving with excess alcohol in January. Following an internal disciplinary process, Saunders was dismissed with immediate effect on Friday, March 13….

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‘Make a Plea’ scheme

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Motorists accused of minor motoring offences will now be able to enter a formal plea online via the government following a successful scheme. The Government’s ‘Make a plea’ programme, which has recently been trialled at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, will allow drivers to register their response to an allegation of a summary motoring offence 24 hours…

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Welsh police forces reveal Christmas drink-drive campaign results

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  Police forces from across Wales have revealed their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign results. More than 480 drivers were caught drink-driving in Wales during December, including 230 on the roads of South Wales and 140 in Dyfed-Powys. The campaign saw officers from the four Welsh forces carrying out extra patrols as well as mounting intelligence-led…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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