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Drink drive arrests during summer campaign

Police launched their summer drink drive campaign in June Credit: ITV News

Twenty five people have been charged with drink or drug driving related offences in Dorset since the beginning of June.

They've been arrested in the county's summer crackdown which finishes at the end of the month. At least seven of them are due to appear before magistrates in July.

Drink driver escapes jail term - 4 children were in car

Kristiane Larsson has been banned from driving for two years

A woman who was twice over the drink drive limit when her car with four children onboard went out of control and overturned, has escaped being sent to jail.

However Kristiane Larsson, aged 36, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out one hundred hours community service.

She was arrested after her Ford Focus flipped over on to its side at a caravan park in Sussex, last month. Fortunately the four children - all aged under ten - Larsson, and another woman in the vehicle all escaped injury. Andy Dickenson sent this report from Worthing Magistrates Court.


Two year ban for drink driver with children in car

The case was heard at Worthing Magistrates Court

A woman charged with drink driving and being drunk while in charge of a child after a car accident in Selsey in Sussex, has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a two year driving ban.

The incident happened at 1am on Sunday 23rd May. A Ford Focus saloon car being driven along Nab Tower Lane on the West Sands Caravan Park at Selsey, overturned onto its side.

There were six people from Sutton in Surrey inside the car - two women aged 36 and 35, and four children - including two girls aged three and eight, and two boys aged six and nine.

Kristiane Larsson, 36, a cleaner from Rose Hill in Sutton was sentenced at Worthing Magistrates Court.

'Successful' drink driving campaign in Dorset

Six per cent of those breathalysed gave positive results Credit: PA

Police in Dorset say they have had a successful drink driving campaign over the festive season.

A total of 1086 breath tests were carried out by officers during the Christmas campaign, which ran between 1 December 2014 and 1 January 2015.

As in previous years, the campaign saw officers breathalysing all drivers involved in collisions, stopped while committing a moving road traffic offence and anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Dorset officers recorded a total of 68 positive breath tests, equating to six per cent of all those breathalysed.


More than 50 arrests during Wiltshire's drink driving campaign

More than 50 drivers were arrested in Wiltshire Credit: ITV

A total of 54 drivers were arrested in Wiltshire during the county's anti-drug and drink driving campaign over the festive season. They were arrested for providing a positive breath test, or refusing or failing to provide a test.

This year Wiltshire Police say they used intelligence and information from the public to know where they are most likely to see drink /drug drivers.

Police covered areas in the county where people were most likely to risk drinking and driving such as certain pubs, clubs or venues with large car parks.

A total of 975 vehicles were stopped and breath tests administered by the police over duration of the campaign, which ran from 1 December 2014 to 1 January 2015.

Nine drivers were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs while driving.

Coach driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after vehicle collides with school gate

A coach driver has been arrested after his vehicle collided with a school gate in Southampton. It happened in Bellemoor Road, Southampton.

School staff noted the driver was not well and called for an ambulance.

Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service at around 9.20am.

Officers breath-tested the driver, a 53-year-old man. He was arrested on suspicion of driving over the drink-drive limit and bailed until February.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance but he has not suffered any injuries as a result of the collision.

The driver was the only person on board at the time. No-one at the school was injured or involved in the incident. The coach was carrying 'educational equipment'.

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