Drink driving crackdown update: 245 arrested so far

Bucks Free Press: Drink driving crackdown update: 245 arrested so far Drink driving crackdown update: 245 arrested so far

A TOTAL of 245 people have been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving so far in the Thames Valley Police festive season crackdown.

The latest figures released by police run from the start of the ‘Is it worth the risk?’ campaign on December 1 until the end of Sunday night, December 29.

Of those arrested, 139 have been charged, with 71 bailed and 35 released with no further action.

And of the three counties covered by the campaign, most of the arrests have been made in Buckinghamshire – a total of 94. A further 89 arrests have been made in Berkshire and 62 in Oxfordshire.

Chief Inspector for Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Roads Policing Unit, Henry Parsons said: “As we move in to the final days of the Christmas anti-drink drive campaign officers will continue to tackle drink drivers at every opportunity.

“We want you all to enjoy whatever it is that you are doing to see in the New Year and will continue to stop those that are still taking the risk. Having a drink and getting behind the wheel can cost lives, and those caught will face serious consequences. I would like to thank the public for their ongoing support for our ‘Is it worth the risk?’ campaign”.

The campaign has seen 200 men and 45 women arrested. The most recent figures for this year show there has been 17 percent decrease in arrests of women (down from 54 this time last year) and a 1 percent increase in arrests of men (up from 198 this time last year).

This year’s arrests show a 3 percent decrease on the 252 arrests made during the same period in 2012.

The campaign, which runs until tomorrow, sees police targeting individuals they suspect of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, both on the way home from nights out and the morning after a heavy night.

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3:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

tigeran says...

I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving!
I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving! tigeran

5:07pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Gizmo61 says...

Of those arrested, 139 have been charged, with 71 bailed. Hmmm, still too high. Should really be 0 on both counts. Still, there are those who think they are above the law. On this occasion though, the law is above them. Well done TVP.
Of those arrested, 139 have been charged, with 71 bailed. Hmmm, still too high. Should really be 0 on both counts. Still, there are those who think they are above the law. On this occasion though, the law is above them. Well done TVP. Gizmo61

6:49pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bucky says...

tigeran wrote:
I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving!
they could start with the local taxi drivers a lot seam the be on mobiles while driving with customers sat in back.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving![/p][/quote]they could start with the local taxi drivers a lot seam the be on mobiles while driving with customers sat in back. bucky

12:01pm Thu 2 Jan 14

I know who I am says...

bucky wrote:
tigeran wrote:
I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving!
they could start with the local taxi drivers a lot seam the be on mobiles while driving with customers sat in back.
Last time they nicked a taxi driver for overloading his cab the rest of them came out on strike and left loads of clubbers stranded in town.
[quote][p][bold]bucky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: I wish they would clamp down on idiots using their mobile phones when driving![/p][/quote]they could start with the local taxi drivers a lot seam the be on mobiles while driving with customers sat in back.[/p][/quote]Last time they nicked a taxi driver for overloading his cab the rest of them came out on strike and left loads of clubbers stranded in town. I know who I am

12:07pm Thu 2 Jan 14

I know who I am says...

The didn't get my neighbour who was seen on 4 occasions over the Xmas break drinking then driving home 2 of which he staggered into his home. Doesn't just do it at Christmas time either. No point reporting him though cos you will only get threatened with harassment by the police as some people in another area did who reported someone for a different thing
The didn't get my neighbour who was seen on 4 occasions over the Xmas break drinking then driving home 2 of which he staggered into his home. Doesn't just do it at Christmas time either. No point reporting him though cos you will only get threatened with harassment by the police as some people in another area did who reported someone for a different thing I know who I am

3:32pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Robert.M says...

Why do they only do this at Christmas time, this should be a year round objective, along with catching taxi drivers on their mobiles
Why do they only do this at Christmas time, this should be a year round objective, along with catching taxi drivers on their mobiles Robert.M

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