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Driver caught five times over drink drive limit at 11am

A driver has been breath tested nearly five times over the drink drive limit after being pulled over on the M5 at 11.00am.

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Officers M5 4a dealing with rtc, drink drive limit is 35, there is no excuse for this at 1100hrs....off to custody http://t.co/nDgWG6pHJk

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The Central Motorway Police Group posted this tweet showing the reading from the breathalyser used.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath - the driver caught this morning posted a reading of 160. The CMPG condemned the driver, remarking that there is 'no excuse' to be behind the wheel after consuming that amount of alcohol.

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Police chief warns drink drivers as £1000 rewards offered

This time of year is one of celebration for many including work parties and especially with family and friends. Our message is simple – if you are having a drink don’t drive.

Our campaign is very much intelligence led and by working with Crimestoppers it will allow us to target those who persistently drink and drive rather than conducting mass-testing.

If you drink alcohol or take drugs before driving, we’ll catch up with you. We are determined to make our roads safer and this starts by removing those individuals who recklessly drink and drug drive on our roads.

– Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of roads policing in Derbyshire

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£1000 reward offered for reporting Derbyshire drink drivers

Derbyshire police are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after drinking as part of their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign.

The campaign is being carried out with Crimestoppers until January 1, 2014.

Drink drive campaign Credit: Derbyshire Police

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver. The size of the reward depends on the nature and seriousness of the offence.

Posters will be displayed in pubs and clubs across the county asking people to report anyone they see getting behind the wheel after drinking.

During last year’s campaign, officers conducted 391 breath tests and of those 79 (almost 20%) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.

Drink and drug-drive operations are in action all year round, but police put a particular focus on December because of the number of social events which go hand-in-hand with the season’s festivities.

Derbyshire police offer £1000 for reporting drink drivers

Derbyshire police are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after drinking as part of their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign.

The campaign is being carried out with Crimestoppers until January 1, 2014.

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver. The size of the reward depends on the nature and seriousness of the offence.

Pub trials 'drunk tanks' in a bid to stop Christmas drink-driving

A pub in Worcestershire is trialling 'drunk-tanks' to stop customers drink-driving Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

A Worcestershire pub is creating pop-up 'drunk tanks' in its beer garden this December in a bid to stop drink-driving over Christmas.

The idea was developed by the landlady of the Drum and Monkey and a pub regular who makes tents. Between them they have devised an area, complete with tents and sleeping bags, where drinkers can wait for the effects of a night out to disappear before driving home.

England's most capped player in court over drink driving

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Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, from Warwickshire, will appear in court later this month after being arrested for drink-driving.

Peter Shilton was arrested in Colchester, Essex, on February 24, after being found to be driving with excess alcohol in his system.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the 63-year-old will appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on March 19.

Shilton, of Kenilworth, is England's most capped player, having made 125 appearances for his country.

He played more than 1,000 competitive matches for 11 different clubs including Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Derby and Leicester.

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