Dorset Police charge 48 people with drink drive-related offences

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police charge 48 people with drink drive-related offences Dorset Police charge 48 people with drink drive-related offences

A total of 48 people have been charged with drink and drive-related offences so far during Dorset Police's annual Christmas campaign.

The Force's drink and drug drive campaign - which forms part of Dorset Police's Countdown to Christmas - began on Sunday 1 December 2013 and will run until Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Between 1 December 2013 and 22 December 2013, 48 people have been charged with a drink or drug drive-related offence.

This year anyone charged with a drink or drug driving-related offence during the campaign will have their name and court appearance details released to the media.

Dorset Police is reminding motorists there will be increased patrols and road side checks throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said: “It's really disappointing that so many people continue to not only put their own lives at risk, but also the lives of other innocent road users.

“I have seen far too many lives lost on the roads due to drink driving. Research has shown that even one drink can impair the ability to drive so please don't get behind the wheel after drinking any alcohol at all.”

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1:36pm Mon 23 Dec 13

we-shall-see says...

Why should the campaign stop on 1st Jan? It should be active all year round!

There is NO EXCUSE!
Why should the campaign stop on 1st Jan? It should be active all year round! There is NO EXCUSE! we-shall-see

3:10pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Cosmic Crusader says...

This story would have had greater significance if the writer had bothered to investigate how this compared with last year. Silly me expecting real reporting from the Echo! For those who are interested, the figures are 47 drivers were arrested between December 1 and December 16 2012. In 2011, 90 drivers were arrested between December 1 and December 18.
This story would have had greater significance if the writer had bothered to investigate how this compared with last year. Silly me expecting real reporting from the Echo! For those who are interested, the figures are 47 drivers were arrested between December 1 and December 16 2012. In 2011, 90 drivers were arrested between December 1 and December 18. Cosmic Crusader

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