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Thousands driving with 12 or more points – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

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More than 10,000 motorists are allowed on the roads despite having 12 or more penalty points on their licence. Analysis by BBC News shows motorists in the north of England had the most licences with a dozen or more points. Road safety charities said allowing people with lots of points to stay on the road made…

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Kirsty Gallacher charged with drink driving – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

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Sky Sports presenter charged with drink driving, police have confirmed.   Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, has been charged with drink driving after being spotted by police “driving erratically”. The alleged offence is said to have taken place at around 11:30am in Eaton, Berkshire on 12th August 2017. The presenter will appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court 4th September 2017. Drink…

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Appeal a Randox Drug Driving Conviction

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Almost 500 drug driving toxicology results are under review following claims that Randox Testing Services manipulated test results. Randox Testing Services said the manipulation was of quality control data supporting the test results, rather than the samples themselves. Two staff members have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police as part of the criminal inquiry into a...
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Number of motorists caught driving while banned rises

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The number of people in Britain caught driving while already banned has increased by 7.5%, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live. Last year, 109,660 motorists were banned from driving, with the youngest being 12 and the oldest 94. Some 14,500 people were caught driving without a licence last year, Driver and Vehicle Licensing…

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Drink Driving this Christmas – Don’t fall short

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How long until I can drive? - 'Sleeping it off' this Christmas   The chart below  is not intended to help you work out how much you can 'get away' with drinking before driving. It is intended simply to give you some understanding of alcohol elimination rates and timings of alcohol absorption. You may be surprised by the results....
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Yaya Touré Claims to have consumed alcohol unintentionally. How much did he drink?

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Manchester City footballer Yaya Touré has been convicted of drink driving after pleading guilty at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.   The offence is said to have taken place in Dagenham, east London on Tuesday 29th November. The footballer’s breath reading was 75 microgrammes – more than twice England’s legal limit of 35 micrograms. Mr Touré will have received…

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Yaya Toure charged with drink driving – M.A.J. Law

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Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police have confirmed. The alleged offence is said to have taken place in Dagenham, east London on Tuesday 29th November. The midfielder will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court 13th December 2016. Drink driving carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison and a…

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How to use the ‘Hip Flask’ Defence – Drink Driving Solicitor

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Post Driving Consumption (aka the ‘Hip Flask’ defence) is a full defence to an allegation of drink driving. This means that if you’re successful, you would not be convicted. Our team of specialist solicitors are often questioned about the ‘ins and outs’ of this defence. To help you understand exactly what evidence you need, we have…

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