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Truro in top 10 for drive-drive offenders

Truro in top 10 areas for drink-driving Credit: ITV Westcountry

Truro has been ranked among the top 10 postcode areas in the country for drink-driving. Data never seen before also revealed that across Britain.

Men in their twenties are the main drink drive offenders, with scaffolders and roofers topping the list of professionals most likely to be convicted.

Police reveal new footage in drink drive campaign

New footage revealed in drink drive campaign Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are using shocking video of a drunk driver careering out of control outside a pub in Brixham to highlight their Christmas anti drink drive message.

The driver knocked down the wall of the pub, severely injuring the landlord. He suffered a fractured pelvis, broken ribs and a damaged spine. The police say they hope the stark warning of the consequences of drink driving will bring this Christmas's figures down.

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100 arrested during drink driving campaign

A month-long campaign against drink and drug driving in Dorset has led to 100 drivers being arrested. The number of arrests have increased this year compared to last year's campaign, which saw 88 people arrested.

Our message, as ever, remains simple – do not risk lives by drinking and driving.

– Chief Inspector Matt Butler, Head of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

During the campaign last month every driver involved in a collision was breath tested by police. Drivers face a 12 month driving ban if convicted and could face up to six months in prison or a £5,000 fine.

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