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First Month of Summer Drink-Drive Campaigns Prove Successful

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The start of June saw many police forces launch their summer drink-drive campaigns, which coincide with both the World Cup in Brazil, and the BBQ season – with drivers more likely to drive home after having a few drinks with their friends or whilst watching football.

Whilst England may already be home from the World Cup, and the weather cooling slightly; police forces throughout England are continuing with their summer drink-drive campaigns, and with great success.

Previously, it was revealed that during the first week of the drink-drive crackdown in Yorkshire, 27 individuals were arrested on drink and / or drug driving related offences; with 18 being bailed to appear in court; whilst during the second week, a further 26 individuals were arrested for similar offences.

Now, it has been revealed that in Lincolnshire, during the first month of their campaign, nearly 50 motorists have been charged with drink-driving offences; after being caught by officers who are reportedly conducting roadside checks, including Field Impairment Tests and breathalyser checks, around the clock.

Whilst the latest figures have revealed the success of the summer drink-drive campaigns being conducted by various forces within England; as road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand and appreciate the severe consequences of being arrested and charged with drink-driving offences; which is why, for those who are facing such charges, our solicitors are on hand to assist.

At Lester Morrill, our specialist solicitors in Yorkshire will look to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, including inappropriate behaviour by police, who are legally bound to follow strict procedures; whilst for those drivers who wish to plead guilty for such a charge, or are found guilty following a trial, we will ensure that you receive the most lenient sentence in the circumstances.

We will also advise you on whether there are any mitigating circumstances which can result in you avoiding disqualification. These circumstances are known as ‘special reasons’ and narrowly defined in law and complicated to establish – for example, ‘spiked’ drinks or shortness of distance travelled. 

To find out how our solicitors can assist you, contact us today.