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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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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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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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Premier League footballer Sessegnon charged with drink-driving

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A Premier League footballer has been charged with drink driving after he was arrested while his team-mates played in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup win over MK Dons. Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon was stopped by Police on Westgate Road, Newcastle. A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: ‘At 7.51pm on Tuesday August 27, a 29-year-old male…

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Cheshire police reveal summer drink-drive campaign success

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Police in Cheshire have revealed their recent crackdown on Cheshire drink driving is showing signs of success following a fall in the number of arrests made during this summers campaign. In June, a total of 112 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence ? 28% less than June 2012. Ruth Purdie, assistant chief constable…

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Men more likely to drink and drive?

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Men are much more likely to than women to drink-drive according to a new study. Twenty-seven per cent of men admitted to driving over the legal limit compared with just 10 per cent of women. 11 per cent still insist they can drive after three drinks, while only 1 per cent of women agree. The…

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Drivers in Wales more likely to be breathalysed

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Drivers in Wales are more likely to be breathalysed than in most areas of England. Latest figures on the numbers of motorists breathalysed for being over the drink drive limit and handed fixed penalty notices for driving offences have been released by the Home Office. The figures released show that North Wales and Dyfed-Powys police…

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Drink-driver spared jail after crash

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A drink-driver who was more than three times over the legal limit when he was involved in a crash has narrowly escaped going to prison. Paul Calpin, 49, of Calow Lane, Hasland, Chesterfield, collided with the rear of a vehicle on the A617 at Heath, Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, July 1. Prosecuting solicitor…

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Tip-off snares drink driver

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A motorist was caught drink-driving after police received a tip-off and followed his vehicle. Chesterfield magistrates court heard on Monday, July 1, how police got a tip-off driver Kevin Britton, 59, of Lea Vale, South Normanton, Alfreton, had been drinking and officers followed and tested him. Prosecuting solicitor Becky Mahon said: The vehicle parked up…

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Drink-driver was more than five times the limit

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WHEN a woman entered an Eimeo service station to buy a packet of cigarettes, the attendant was concerned she may have been drink-driving. The woman looked intoxicated and smelled of alcohol, the Mackay Magistrates Court heard. The attendant followed the woman outside and watched her get into a car and drive away before calling the…

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