Police arrest drink drivers as anti drink drug driving campaign gets underway
Five drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving over the weekend of Friday 12 August to Sunday 14 August as the summer anti drink drug driving campaign gets underway.
A 30 year old woman from Nuneaton was arrested at 23.12hours on 12 August on St Pauls Road, Nuneaton when officers were called to a collision on Haunchwood Road involving a Fiat Tipo. Police would like to thank the member of the public who assisted them in locating the driver who was no longer in the vehicle. The driver was later charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court at 13.30hours on 26 August.
A 45 year old man from Coventry was arrested at 22.06hours on 13 August on suspicion of drink driving in Wheelright Lane, Exhall when officers stopped his blue VW Golf as he was driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. He also failed a roadside breath test and was later charged with all three offences. He is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court at 13.30hours on 26 August. (photo)
A 30 year old man from Bidford on Avon was arrested on suspicion of drink driving at 01.55hours on 13 August in Bishopton Lane, Stratford Upon Avon when he appeared to drive off at speed from police over a hump back bridge damaging the vehicle. He failed a roadside breath test and was later charged and is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court at 9.30hours on 2 September.
A 35 year old man from Banbury was arrested at 03.04hours on 13 August on suspicion of drink driving when officers spotted his purple Mazda parked in a layby in Europa Way, Warwick with him in the driver’s seat. He was later charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court at 09.30hours on 2 September.
A 26 year old man from Coventry was arrested at 03.14hours on 14 August on suspicion of drink driving after he crashed his vehicle into a property in Walton Road, Walton and failed a roadside breath test. He was later charged and is due to appear before magistrates in Coventry at 1400hours on 2 September 2022. (photo)
Once arrested, most drivers remain in custody overnight until they are sober enough to be interviewed. If tests find you are over the limit you are likely to be charged and given a court date where if guilty, you could lose your driving licence, be imprisoned and face a fine.
During the operation, officers including our Operational Patrol Unit, Special Constabulary and Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be conducting highly visible policing activity to detect drug and drink drivers. This includes dedicated roadside checks and mobile patrols to reassure the public that action is being taken to remove suspected impaired drivers from our roads to protect the vast majority of law abiding road users.
All drivers that are involved in a collision will be asked to provide a road side breath test and drug swipe and officers are also asking the public to report the details of suspected drink or drug drivers to them.