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Christmas crackdown on drink driving

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 Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed that they will repeat the month long crackdown on drink drivers that resulted in 1,133 arrests last December. With many Christmas and New Year parties in the coming month the number of people driving over the legal limit, many unintentionally, will increase significantly. The number of stop checks on people and vehicles will increase and this always leads to a rise in the number of arrests and prosecutions for driving with excess alcohol. Cambridgeshire are unlikely to be the only police force cracking down on drivers in the festive period and many people could find themselves facing prosecution for this offence. In some cases poor judgement can lead to drivers believing they are under the limit and result in a lengthy disqualification and some drivers forget that they can still be over the limit the morning after a night out. The minimum period of disqualification for a drink driving offence is 12 months, although this can increase significantly and even result in a custodial sentence depending on the severity of the case. 

By solicitor, Martyn Walsh

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