Drink drive arrests up in Dorset

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MORE drivers have been arrested in this summer's drink and drug driving campaign, Dorset Police say.

Figures reveal that 100 drivers were arrested between June 1 - June 30. Last year there were 88 arrests in the same period.

The figures also show the vast majority of drink drivers on Dorset’s roads are men – with 80 of the 100 people arrested during the campaign being male drivers.

Chief Inspector Matt Butler, Head of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “It is really disappointing to see that drink drive arrests have increased for the second summer running."

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11:25am Fri 6 Jul 12

maximan says...

Can never work out if the Police have become more effective or there are more drunks about?
Can never work out if the Police have become more effective or there are more drunks about? maximan
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11:26am Fri 6 Jul 12

Laadeeda says...

I was just amazed at the use of the word 'summer'!
I was just amazed at the use of the word 'summer'! Laadeeda
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12:13pm Fri 6 Jul 12

philpy says...

ref to ghost shops id dearly love to open a small barbers shop but the rents are to high with business rates ect
ref to ghost shops id dearly love to open a small barbers shop but the rents are to high with business rates ect philpy
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12:49pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Liz1102 says...

100 people out of how many tested? 88 last year out of how many? Testing more people will always result in a higher result, it doesn't necessarily mean that the number of people drink-driving has actually increased.
100 people out of how many tested? 88 last year out of how many? Testing more people will always result in a higher result, it doesn't necessarily mean that the number of people drink-driving has actually increased. Liz1102
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6:52pm Fri 6 Jul 12

irisred says...

Liz1102 wrote:
100 people out of how many tested? 88 last year out of how many? Testing more people will always result in a higher result, it doesn't necessarily mean that the number of people drink-driving has actually increased.
Exactly! Have they been out more this year? how many people were tested? What was the actual % of people stopped and tested that were arrested this year compared to last.

This isn't news, this is an attempt at sensationalism!
[quote][p][bold]Liz1102[/bold] wrote: 100 people out of how many tested? 88 last year out of how many? Testing more people will always result in a higher result, it doesn't necessarily mean that the number of people drink-driving has actually increased.[/p][/quote]Exactly! Have they been out more this year? how many people were tested? What was the actual % of people stopped and tested that were arrested this year compared to last. This isn't news, this is an attempt at sensationalism! irisred
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10:23pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Never Wrong says...

Does it matter how many people were tested,In a two month period over 13 months 188 people were caught drinking and driving in this small county of Dorset.
This is shocking, hopefully the police do more testing and maybe catch out more idiots who drink and drive.
Does it matter how many people were tested,In a two month period over 13 months 188 people were caught drinking and driving in this small county of Dorset. This is shocking, hopefully the police do more testing and maybe catch out more idiots who drink and drive. Never Wrong
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