Dorset police charge 53 in Christmas drink-drive crackdown
- Credit: Archant
Officers requested breath tests from all drivers involved in road traffic collisions
A further 24 people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.
They are due to appear at court during January, February and March 2018.
The campaign ran from Friday December 1, 2017, through to Monday January 1, 2018. A total of 53 people were charged with offences during the campaign.
Throughout the month-long operation, officers requested breath tests from all drivers involved in road traffic collisions, irrespective of whether or not they suspected a drink driving offence.
You may also want to watch:
Drivers expected to be tested during routine stop checks and if they were stopped for an offence. Drugwipe sample kits were used on drivers suspected of being unfit to drive through drugs.
As in previous campaigns, anyone charged with a drink or drug driving related offence during the campaign had their name and court appearance details released to the media.
- 1 Runners take on 1,000km challenge in memory of Evelyn Tratt
- 2 Honiton mental health initiatives given funding boost
- 3 Quite a year for a Honiton auctioneers Chilcotts
- 4 Honiton Town Council freezes its share of council tax
- 5 'Let’s get out of the stranglehold this killer virus has had on our lives' by staying home
- 6 Devon Young Farmers discuss the challenges of farm succession
- 7 Football in support of mental health
- 8 New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across South West
- 9 Patients asked to stay away from Honiton Surgery
- 10 Deal struck on Cranbrook town centre