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Latest Drink-Drive Campaign Sees Arrests

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This month (June) has not only seen the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil; but also the launch of North Yorkshire Police’s latest drink and drug crackdown – which is aimed primarily at younger drivers.

With the World Cup seeing games kick off during the night in the UK, many supporters are expected to watch the games in pubs, bars and clubs – with some premises being handed extended hours to show the games.

However, it is feared that this could also lead to an increase in drink driving offences, resulting in many police forces throughout the UK – including North Yorkshire Police, launch their latest drink-drive campaigns.

According to the latest statistics, within the first week of the campaign, 27 individuals were arrested on drink and / or drug driving related offences; with 18 being bailed to appear in court. During the second week, a further 26 individuals were arrested for similar offences.

Of those arrested by North Yorkshire Police, as part of their latest campaign, a 54 year old provided a breath test which revealed she had 162mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath; whilst a 44 year old provided a reading of 109mg.

As road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand and appreciate the severe consequences of being arrested and charged with drink and / drug 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.