396 drink drivers caught in Northern Ireland during winter crackdown

By Gary Adair

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) caught 396 drink drivers during the winter crackdown that ran from 27th November to 2nd January, up 40 per cent on the same period last year.

The motorists caught by the police ranged from aged 16 to 83, and included a police officer and a mother doing a school-run in the afternoon. One motorist was caught drink driving twice during the 5-week period. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said drink driving was happening "at all times of the day and all times of the night and in all circumstances", and said he was "saddened and frustrated" that people continue to ignore the warnings and put "themselves and the wider road users at risk as a result". In some areas of Northern Ireland incidents of drink driving had doubled compared to the previous year.

If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland, contact one of the compensation claims solicitors at Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast by calling 0800 840 9289.

To speak to a solicitor specialising in motoring offences call 0800 840 0546.