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7 Charged So Far For Drink Driving

RTC Dorset Way 7 December 2014

10:43am 11th December 2014
(Updated 1:11pm 18th December 2014)

Seven people have been charged so far as part of Dorset Police’s Christmas drink drive crack down.

They include a man from Portland and a driver in Bournemouth who hit a lamp post.

Dorset Police are releasing the names of everyone charged to Wessex FM.

If you’re caught drink driving you could face a 12 month driving ban – up to 6 months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000.

Inspector Matt Butler, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “We don’t want to stop people having a good time this Christmas but we will do everything we can to make Dorset’s roads safer for everyone using them.

“Please don’t drink and drive – it is simply not worth the risk.

“I would also like to remind everyone that the morning after can be just as dangerous as the night before so if you have been drinking into the night, there is a strong chance that you may not be fit to drive the morning after. No amount of cold showers or black coffee will change that.”

Inspector Butler is urging people to call the police on 101, or 999 immediately, if they suspect someone is drink or drug driving. Calls can also be made to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.

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