87 charged in drink drive crackdown

87 charged in drink drive crackdown - see the latest drivers to face court

Sgt Nikki Burt

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orset Police's summer drink drive crackdown has come to an end with 87 people charged in total.

And in a bid to continue the clampdown, the public is being urged to continue to report anyone they suspect of drink-driving.

The force highlights the issue twice a year - at Christmas and in the summer - with the summer crackdown running throughout July.

In all, 87 people were charged with drink or drug-driving offences - 64 men and 23 women.

Those charged continue to face magistrates and will appear in ongoing coverage.

Sgt Nikki Burt, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said: “Unfortunately there are still some drivers in Dorset who are not getting the message that drinking and driving is dangerous and is simply not worth the risk.”

Anyone caught drink-driving faces a minimum 12-month driving ban, up to six months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000.

Sgt Burt added: “I would like to thank those members of the public who called us to report a drink driver. I'd continue to urge anyone who suspects someone is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol to call us so we can take action.”

Urgent information about someone driving under the influence should be reported by dialling 999.

Non-urgent information should be reported on 101 or by ringing Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:23am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

Yippee, thank Heavens the crackdown has finished!
Yippee, thank Heavens the crackdown has finished! JemBmth
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7:36am Wed 6 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

JemBmth wrote:
Yippee, thank Heavens the crackdown has finished!
So, are you admitting to wanting to return to drinking and driving?
Be careful how you respond... you just don't know who's watching and listening
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: Yippee, thank Heavens the crackdown has finished![/p][/quote]So, are you admitting to wanting to return to drinking and driving? Be careful how you respond... you just don't know who's watching and listening folkprotector
  • Score: 15

7:46am Wed 6 Aug 14

Fingersonthem says...

Dorset Police's summer drink drive crackdown has come to an end with 87 people charged in total.

Is the summer over and do we have to wait till Christmas for the next one
Dorset Police's summer drink drive crackdown has come to an end with 87 people charged in total. Is the summer over and do we have to wait till Christmas for the next one Fingersonthem
  • Score: 8

7:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

the **** have moved on to non toxic drugs now,****.
the **** have moved on to non toxic drugs now,****. anotherfatslob
  • Score: 1

8:02am Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

So the summer is over and people don't now drink and drive, is that the message they are trying to get across, absolute rubbish.
Over the last few weeks 87 people have been caught drink driving, this is just the one's who have been caught, there are probably thousands who are over the limit who are not caught.
The police need to pack up their speed traps late at night and early morning and concentrate more on getting these drunkards off the roads, lets not forget that drug driving is also a rising problem.
So lets not get complacent, the summer is not yet over and drink or drugged up drivers do not drink to excess by season, its an all year round problem, the drink limit should be lowered even further to make it illegal to have even one drink before driving.
So the summer is over and people don't now drink and drive, is that the message they are trying to get across, absolute rubbish. Over the last few weeks 87 people have been caught drink driving, this is just the one's who have been caught, there are probably thousands who are over the limit who are not caught. The police need to pack up their speed traps late at night and early morning and concentrate more on getting these drunkards off the roads, lets not forget that drug driving is also a rising problem. So lets not get complacent, the summer is not yet over and drink or drugged up drivers do not drink to excess by season, its an all year round problem, the drink limit should be lowered even further to make it illegal to have even one drink before driving. Hessenford
  • Score: 10

8:21am Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

To prove a point and give the police some credibility back ,how many travellers were checked ,or are they racist,a question for the Police comedian Underhill
To prove a point and give the police some credibility back ,how many travellers were checked ,or are they racist,a question for the Police comedian Underhill kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 16

9:08am Wed 6 Aug 14

Ragwin says...

Are there similar crackdowns on those motorists who drive without insurance or who use a mobile phone whilst driving?
Are there similar crackdowns on those motorists who drive without insurance or who use a mobile phone whilst driving? Ragwin
  • Score: 6

9:34am Wed 6 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Ragwin wrote:
Are there similar crackdowns on those motorists who drive without insurance or who use a mobile phone whilst driving?
I think you'll find there are.
[quote][p][bold]Ragwin[/bold] wrote: Are there similar crackdowns on those motorists who drive without insurance or who use a mobile phone whilst driving?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find there are. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

10:36am Wed 6 Aug 14

Some people are pathetic says...

It shouldn't be an annual event tackling drink driving.....it should be a permanent commitment and drive to help reduce the ksi's
It shouldn't be an annual event tackling drink driving.....it should be a permanent commitment and drive to help reduce the ksi's Some people are pathetic
  • Score: 1

10:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Some people are pathetic says...

And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?
And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat? Some people are pathetic
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Norman Stansfield says...

'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?
'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not? Norman Stansfield
  • Score: 1

3:16pm Wed 6 Aug 14

tbpoole says...

Norman Stansfield wrote:
'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?
They might be a nuisance but they're not life-threatening like d-d is
[quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: 'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?[/p][/quote]They might be a nuisance but they're not life-threatening like d-d is tbpoole
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

Norman Stansfield wrote:
'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?
Agreed. Let's crackdown on cyclists having a blatant disregard of road signs, especially red traffic lights. Oh, and cyclists who ride on non-cycle path pavements. I've seen several instances of that on Broadstone Way... bike riders who apparently can't be bothered to cross over to use the perfectly adequate cycle path on the other side of the road.
In case you're thinking I'm yet another motorist who detests anyone on a bike I ride a bike as well as drive a car. On my bike I use a cycle path everywhere one is available. I want to stay away from drunken drivers and bike hating motorists.
[quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: 'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?[/p][/quote]Agreed. Let's crackdown on cyclists having a blatant disregard of road signs, especially red traffic lights. Oh, and cyclists who ride on non-cycle path pavements. I've seen several instances of that on Broadstone Way... bike riders who apparently can't be bothered to cross over to use the perfectly adequate cycle path on the other side of the road. In case you're thinking I'm yet another motorist who detests anyone on a bike I ride a bike as well as drive a car. On my bike I use a cycle path everywhere one is available. I want to stay away from drunken drivers and bike hating motorists. folkprotector
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

Norman Stansfield wrote:
'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?
Trespass is a civil and not criminal matter. Or is it, I've vague recollections that it changed? Ah, here it is http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Criminal_Ju
stice_and_Public_Ord
er_Act_1994, so after 20 years our law enforcement agencies have yet to wake up to it. Never mind, it's only a matter of time.
[quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: 'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?[/p][/quote]Trespass is a civil and not criminal matter. Or is it, I've vague recollections that it changed? Ah, here it is http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Criminal_Ju stice_and_Public_Ord er_Act_1994, so after 20 years our law enforcement agencies have yet to wake up to it. Never mind, it's only a matter of time. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

Rubbish campaign. If the cops were to sit outside every pub in the town undercover they'd catch twice that number in one night. Idiots.
Rubbish campaign. If the cops were to sit outside every pub in the town undercover they'd catch twice that number in one night. Idiots. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Norman Stansfield says...

Some people are pathetic wrote:
And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?
Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram?
[quote][p][bold]Some people are pathetic[/bold] wrote: And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?[/p][/quote]Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram? Norman Stansfield
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mikeymagic says...

tbpoole wrote:
Norman Stansfield wrote:
'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?
They might be a nuisance but they're not life-threatening like d-d is
And how do you get insurance without an address?
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: 'Crackdowns' on drink driving...100% behind this, good work. However, let's have some public 'crackdowns' on some other stuff. How about 'crackdowns' on mass tresspass and anti social behavior. If not, why not?[/p][/quote]They might be a nuisance but they're not life-threatening like d-d is[/p][/quote]And how do you get insurance without an address? mikeymagic
  • Score: 0

7:20am Thu 7 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Norman Stansfield wrote:
Some people are pathetic wrote:
And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?
Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram?
Give her a break sure she was instructed to wear it .by a woman in sensible shoes .the police need more than some bottle they need an image consultant
[quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Some people are pathetic[/bold] wrote: And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?[/p][/quote]Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram?[/p][/quote]Give her a break sure she was instructed to wear it .by a woman in sensible shoes .the police need more than some bottle they need an image consultant kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

7:33am Thu 7 Aug 14

roamer200 says...

Well done Dorset. It's not the same everywhere, I reported a van I was following on the m40 this week swerving lane to lane and followed it for nearly an hour . During that time one police bike and two traffic patrols were cruised past and ignored it. I had given the reg, details of the branding and location! Shan't bother next time.
Well done Dorset. It's not the same everywhere, I reported a van I was following on the m40 this week swerving lane to lane and followed it for nearly an hour . During that time one police bike and two traffic patrols were cruised past and ignored it. I had given the reg, details of the branding and location! Shan't bother next time. roamer200
  • Score: 0

1:32am Fri 8 Aug 14

Some people are pathetic says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Norman Stansfield wrote:
Some people are pathetic wrote:
And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?
Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram?
Give her a break sure she was instructed to wear it .by a woman in sensible shoes .the police need more than some bottle they need an image consultant
She is a poor example of police women in Poole. All the ones where I live are hot!
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norman Stansfield[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Some people are pathetic[/bold] wrote: And why is this Sgt wearing a man's uniform hat?[/p][/quote]Have the Echo uses a stock photo of a strip-o-gram?[/p][/quote]Give her a break sure she was instructed to wear it .by a woman in sensible shoes .the police need more than some bottle they need an image consultant[/p][/quote]She is a poor example of police women in Poole. All the ones where I live are hot! Some people are pathetic
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