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Is female drink driving on the rise?

Two interesting articles in the Guardian raise the issue of an increase in the number of women involved in drink driving, based on new statistics. Road safety campaigners are targeting female motorists this Christmas. According to an AA study it more »

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Teenage drink driving still on the rise

Recent reports released by the UK Police forces reveal shocking figures concerning the involvement of under-aged drivers in the offence of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. The records were released in response to a Freedom of Information request, more »

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Many still drink drinking, reports Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire police recently reviewed new statistics showing a significant number of individuals are still drink driving out on the roads, risking their lives regardless of the several forewarnings from the police. The statistics of the campaign ‘THINK!’ showed that the more »

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Guy Pelley, a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge guilty of drink driving

In another high-profile drink driving case, Guy Pelley, a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge has been convicted for drink driving. A driving ban was imposed after being charged for the same offence for the third time. The police more »

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Stop drink drivers through a text scheme will it work?

As part of their summer drink driving campaign, the Lincolnshire Police have started a new service where the public are being asked to report their friends and relatives for drink driving. The force has launched a text service for people more »

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Criminal Barrister weekly legal news update date-07-04-2014

Unlawful activities of undercover Police officers Concerns continue over the apparent “free rein” given to undercover police undercover officer in carrying out unlawful covert operations. In another civil action against the police for damages against the Metropolitan Police the latest more »

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The insurance cost of a drink driving offence

A drink driving conviction can result in refusal of car insurance by many insurance providers and an increase in insurance premiums of up to 149%. Its one of the many issues that a motorist convicted of drink driving offence faces. Research more »

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Could new research on drink-driving lead to changes in the law based on age?

According to new research from the United States those over 55 should not drink and drive…at all. Prof Sarah Jane Nixon from the University of Florida Department of psychiatry and psychology, conducted a major research study published in the Journal more »

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The judge, the lawyer, and police officer guilty of drink-driving

In both the pre and post Christmas drink driving period, there have been a number of high-profile drink-driving convictions, both here and abroad. What makes three cases particularly significant are that all are professionally involved in the criminal justice system more »

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