More than 200 drink drivers are arrested

Witney Gazette: More than 200 drink drivers are arrested More than 200 drink drivers are arrested

Police in the Thames Valley have arrested more than 200 people on suspicion of drink-driving since December 1.

Between the beginning of the month and December 23, 207 people were arrested in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire as part of a campaign by police.

The ‘Is it worth the risk?’ campaign has seen 169 men and 38 women arrested, a 10 per cent increase in arrests of men – up from 153 this time last year – and a 24 per cent decrease in arrests of women, down from 46 last year.

In total, 114 of the arrested people have been charged, with 36 bailed and 30 released with no further action.

This year’s arrests show a four per cent increase on the 199 arrests made during the same period in 2012.

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12:32pm Fri 27 Dec 13

davyboy says...

if you drink and drive, expect to get caught. it isn't worth it. the morning after is the time you will get caught out!
if you drink and drive, expect to get caught. it isn't worth it. the morning after is the time you will get caught out! davyboy

1:44pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Madi50n says...

Ban them from driving for life! Driving is a huge responsibility as it is, doing it under the influence whether just after a drink or the morning after is just stupidity, they shhpuld all lose their licences permanently.

If that was the likely outcome, a lot more people would think twice about getting behind the wheel.
Ban them from driving for life! Driving is a huge responsibility as it is, doing it under the influence whether just after a drink or the morning after is just stupidity, they shhpuld all lose their licences permanently. If that was the likely outcome, a lot more people would think twice about getting behind the wheel. Madi50n

4:27pm Fri 27 Dec 13

faatmaan says...

davyboy wrote:
if you drink and drive, expect to get caught. it isn't worth it. the morning after is the time you will get caught out!
the negative score underlines the poor attitude to alcohol and motoring unless they have or know somebody injured or killed by drink driver.

the numbers tested need to be massively increased to make the risk too high to do the crime
[quote][p][bold]davyboy[/bold] wrote: if you drink and drive, expect to get caught. it isn't worth it. the morning after is the time you will get caught out![/p][/quote]the negative score underlines the poor attitude to alcohol and motoring unless they have or know somebody injured or killed by drink driver. the numbers tested need to be massively increased to make the risk too high to do the crime faatmaan

6:10pm Fri 27 Dec 13

angelox99 says...

To be honest, I find all your comments above abusive. Drink and many other substances can reduce your ability to drive.

Of course, I bet none of you have ever had a drink and gone out in the car!! course not, because you will not admit it.

Yes, drink drivers make a mistake, yes we should all be more aware of it. No... sanctimonious idiots should not judge others by there mistakes.

If drink drivers should be banned for life from holding a license.. so should women doing there make up whilst driving. Those who use mobile phones or read a map whilst behind the wheel.

If we all spent more time looking at our own faults rather than pointing and having a go at others. This world would be a safer place.

If anyone needs to be hanged out to dry, it is you three for your stupid, ignorant comments!
To be honest, I find all your comments above abusive. Drink and many other substances can reduce your ability to drive. Of course, I bet none of you have ever had a drink and gone out in the car!! course not, because you will not admit it. Yes, drink drivers make a mistake, yes we should all be more aware of it. No... sanctimonious idiots should not judge others by there mistakes. If drink drivers should be banned for life from holding a license.. so should women doing there make up whilst driving. Those who use mobile phones or read a map whilst behind the wheel. If we all spent more time looking at our own faults rather than pointing and having a go at others. This world would be a safer place. If anyone needs to be hanged out to dry, it is you three for your stupid, ignorant comments! angelox99

7:29pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Madi50n says...

angelox99 wrote:
To be honest, I find all your comments above abusive. Drink and many other substances can reduce your ability to drive.

Of course, I bet none of you have ever had a drink and gone out in the car!! course not, because you will not admit it.

Yes, drink drivers make a mistake, yes we should all be more aware of it. No... sanctimonious idiots should not judge others by there mistakes.

If drink drivers should be banned for life from holding a license.. so should women doing there make up whilst driving. Those who use mobile phones or read a map whilst behind the wheel.

If we all spent more time looking at our own faults rather than pointing and having a go at others. This world would be a safer place.

If anyone needs to be hanged out to dry, it is you three for your stupid, ignorant comments!
Dear angelox99

When I was 14 one of my close friends was killed by a drink driver. He would be over forty now maybe married with his own kids. But no, he's dead, killed because some selfish B*****d thought that he was better than the law. Thought the rules didn't apply to him.

He got 12 months suspended sentence and a 3 year ban. Absolutely nothing compared top the life he took, back in a car as if nothing happened.

I would happily ban anyone for life who reads a map, does their make-up or uses a mobile phone when driving, everyone of those things is illegal, every single one of them would see you fail a driving test of you did them. I would happily ban for life anyone who broke the law whilst driving. Or at the very least force them to take lessons for a year and pass their test again.

Driving is a privilege, not a right, a car is a heavy, fast-moving machine that can easily kill, and if someone is incapable of grasping that single fact, they shouldn't be allowed behind a wheel.

So no, I HAVE NEVER HAD A DRINK AND THEN DRIVEN, because I am not stupid nor arrogant enough to believe the law doesn't apply to me

Drivers make mistakes, of course they do, we all do, but breaking the law is not a mistake. You need to pass a test to drive a car, part of that test is proving you know the law. If you drink and drive, that's not a mistake, that's a conscious decision to break the law, and as such the punishment should be strong enough to make you realise how serious that law is.

If you think that stand point is sanctimonious, fine, I really couldn't care less.
[quote][p][bold]angelox99[/bold] wrote: To be honest, I find all your comments above abusive. Drink and many other substances can reduce your ability to drive. Of course, I bet none of you have ever had a drink and gone out in the car!! course not, because you will not admit it. Yes, drink drivers make a mistake, yes we should all be more aware of it. No... sanctimonious idiots should not judge others by there mistakes. If drink drivers should be banned for life from holding a license.. so should women doing there make up whilst driving. Those who use mobile phones or read a map whilst behind the wheel. If we all spent more time looking at our own faults rather than pointing and having a go at others. This world would be a safer place. If anyone needs to be hanged out to dry, it is you three for your stupid, ignorant comments![/p][/quote]Dear angelox99 When I was 14 one of my close friends was killed by a drink driver. He would be over forty now maybe married with his own kids. But no, he's dead, killed because some selfish B*****d thought that he was better than the law. Thought the rules didn't apply to him. He got 12 months suspended sentence and a 3 year ban. Absolutely nothing compared top the life he took, back in a car as if nothing happened. I would happily ban anyone for life who reads a map, does their make-up or uses a mobile phone when driving, everyone of those things is illegal, every single one of them would see you fail a driving test of you did them. I would happily ban for life anyone who broke the law whilst driving. Or at the very least force them to take lessons for a year and pass their test again. Driving is a privilege, not a right, a car is a heavy, fast-moving machine that can easily kill, and if someone is incapable of grasping that single fact, they shouldn't be allowed behind a wheel. So no, I HAVE NEVER HAD A DRINK AND THEN DRIVEN, because I am not stupid nor arrogant enough to believe the law doesn't apply to me Drivers make mistakes, of course they do, we all do, but breaking the law is not a mistake. You need to pass a test to drive a car, part of that test is proving you know the law. If you drink and drive, that's not a mistake, that's a conscious decision to break the law, and as such the punishment should be strong enough to make you realise how serious that law is. If you think that stand point is sanctimonious, fine, I really couldn't care less. Madi50n

8:04am Sun 29 Dec 13

Sugarandcandy says...

As much as I agree drink driving is a bad idea and should be punished I have to say there is a very large number of appauling drivers on the road who haven't been drinking! as mentioned before, people on phones, eating or distracted in other ways, people who are incapable of indicating and those with too bright headlights or missing lights! two types that I find particularly irritating are people constantly in a rush who tailgate and overtake in bad places and elderly people who can barely walk, let alone drive and cannot negotiate the roads properly and therefore are a danger to everyone! I feel if the roads are to become more safe we need more police on roundabouts and motorways and we need to retest elderly people regularly! rant over.
As much as I agree drink driving is a bad idea and should be punished I have to say there is a very large number of appauling drivers on the road who haven't been drinking! as mentioned before, people on phones, eating or distracted in other ways, people who are incapable of indicating and those with too bright headlights or missing lights! two types that I find particularly irritating are people constantly in a rush who tailgate and overtake in bad places and elderly people who can barely walk, let alone drive and cannot negotiate the roads properly and therefore are a danger to everyone! I feel if the roads are to become more safe we need more police on roundabouts and motorways and we need to retest elderly people regularly! rant over. Sugarandcandy

8:31pm Sun 29 Dec 13

bicesterlady says...

When will people get it?

Drinking & driving costs lives. I too have lost a friend to a drunk driver - he would be in his 40's now. Instead he's been dead for 20 years.

Knocking your neighbours fence down in the car is a mistake. Deciding to get behind the wheel after a drink is not.
When will people get it? Drinking & driving costs lives. I too have lost a friend to a drunk driver - he would be in his 40's now. Instead he's been dead for 20 years. Knocking your neighbours fence down in the car is a mistake. Deciding to get behind the wheel after a drink is not. bicesterlady

8:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

verncaz says...

Madi50n wrote:
Ban them from driving for life! Driving is a huge responsibility as it is, doing it under the influence whether just after a drink or the morning after is just stupidity, they shhpuld all lose their licences permanently.

If that was the likely outcome, a lot more people would think twice about getting behind the wheel.
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[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: Ban them from driving for life! Driving is a huge responsibility as it is, doing it under the influence whether just after a drink or the morning after is just stupidity, they shhpuld all lose their licences permanently. If that was the likely outcome, a lot more people would think twice about getting behind the wheel.[/p][/quote]**** verncaz

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