Drivers banned by special courts set up to deal with police drink drive campaign

Six motorists have been banned for drink driving on the first day of a series of special courts set up for a festive police campaign.

Monday, 3rd January 2022, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 12:48 pm
Drink and drug drive campaign in West Yorkshire

They were stopped by officers during West Yorkshire Police’s festive Drink Drug Drive Campaign and have been disqualified for a total of more than nine years by magistrates in Leeds.

Four drivers were charged with driving over the prescribed limit and two were charged with failing to provide a sample.

All of them received driving bans – ranging from one year to two years and two months – adding up to total disqualifications of nine years and seven months.

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Their fines and costs totalled £1,979 – averaging £330 each – and they were ordered to carry out a total of 280 hours unpaid work.

Two of the offenders have since lost their jobs.

Five further cases will receive an additional hearing with one listed for trial.

A number of special courts have been arranged at Leeds and Bradford Magistrates Courts to prosecute drivers arrested and charged during the December drink drug drive campaign.

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