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Police plan to name and shame drink drivers

Tuesday December 1 2015


Police plan to name and shame drink drivers Police plan to name and shame drink drivers


DRINK drivers will be named and shamed by police on social media as part of a tough new crackdown.

Timed to coincide with Christmas party season, the Force says it will name everyone charged with driving over the prescribed limit - and We Are Barnsley will publish them too.

Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “We don’t want to stop people enjoying themselves with friends and family during the festive season, but we want them to think about the negative, life changing possibilities for them if they choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol.

“Our officers will be out in force across the month of December, stopping vehicles and carrying out breath tests, to ensure we catch those who believe they can take the law into their own hands, and prevent innocent people from becoming victims this Christmas.”

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Reply Posted by Claire on Tuesday December 1 2015 at 18:41
What a load of rubbish, cracking down in drink drivers!! I reported someone 3 times last week for drunk driving had the drunkered in the pub and police said we will be 15 mins tops and surprisingly no one came so the culprit drive hone drunk, this is disgusting.

Reply Posted by Mike on Tuesday December 1 2015 at 20:02
No point in catching them either tbh. The punishments simply aren't powerful enough.
LIFETIME driving bans for the most serious case, MANDATORY minimum jail terms

Reply Posted by urb on Wednesday December 2 2015 at 12:14
Named and shamed before being convicted. Something dos`nt sound quite legal about this!

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Wednesday December 2 2015 at 13:09
Soon as you fail the evidential breath test you are guilty. You cant deny been drunk when you failed the test.

Reply Posted by janet on Wednesday December 2 2015 at 15:38
Could you be one of them then, Is it legal to drive over the limit I think not!!

Reply Posted by urb on Wednesday December 2 2015 at 23:44
You can fail a breath test, then a blood test could show you not guilty! As a non drinker this seems only fair to see someone convicted before their lives are damaged as mud sticks and lawyers love to sue our police.