104 drink drivers caught in Northern Ireland over 2 weeks

By Gary Adair

There was a 42 per cent increase in the number of drivers and motorcyclists found to be be unfit to drive as a result of alcohol consumption in a 2 week period ending 9th December.

In the last week of November the PSNI launched an operation to tackle drink driving, and 104 people were detected between 26th November and 9th December - up on 73 in the same period last year. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd warned drivers in Northern Ireland that motorists over the limit are "likely to be caught, arrested and brought before the courts." He further warned that they are likely to receive a fine and could lose their licence for a year or more, which will cause them "great difficulty" when it comes to car insurance renewal, and in some cases could result in loss of employment. Causing a serious injury or death as a result of road traffic crash carries a risk of a prison sentence.

Constable Todd urged Northern Ireland motorists to "support our campaign and stay safe on the roads."

If you require legal representation or advice in respect of a motoring offence in Northern Ireland, contact Wilson Nesbitt solicitors by calling 0800 840 0546.