Man charged in drink driving crackdown

St Helens Star: Road safety: Police during the crackdown. Road safety: Police during the crackdown.

A MOTORIST who failed a breath test after being pulled over by police claimed he had not had a drink since the previous night.

The man who registered at twice the legal limit was stopped during an operation by police and council road safety officers.

They say it underlines the dangers of getting behind a wheel the morning after a drinking session.

Another 21 people were stopped for driving offences and handed a fixed penalty notice, although they did not a fail breath tests.

Twelve were warned about their speed.

One man charged with drink driving.

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8:39pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Speedysf says...

Its simple in my mind, harder penalties for drink driving. If you are caught and prosecuted you should loose your license for "life" be fined from £5,000, named and shamed in the press with picture and employer advised that you are now a criminal. Even "abolish" the legal limit to "ZERO" and send all to prison for 2years. I am sure this will have an impact
Its simple in my mind, harder penalties for drink driving. If you are caught and prosecuted you should loose your license for "life" be fined from £5,000, named and shamed in the press with picture and employer advised that you are now a criminal. Even "abolish" the legal limit to "ZERO" and send all to prison for 2years. I am sure this will have an impact Speedysf

11:35pm Tue 11 Dec 12

moonman77 says...

Yes and lets publicly flog him for daring to be sensible and not drink and drive the night before, but for getting caught the day after.
Yes and lets publicly flog him for daring to be sensible and not drink and drive the night before, but for getting caught the day after. moonman77

8:51am Tue 18 Dec 12

mattmxl says...

Why not just enforce Martial Law and have army sharpshooters positioned in trees along driving routes, picking off anybody they suspect to be drink driving?! No less radical than the initial comment.
Why not just enforce Martial Law and have army sharpshooters positioned in trees along driving routes, picking off anybody they suspect to be drink driving?! No less radical than the initial comment. mattmxl

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