face a minimum ban of one year, an unlimited fine and up to six months' prison.
Based on responses from 43 police forces following Freedom of Information Act requests, the figures covered the number of under-18 drink-drivers
caught in the six years from 2008 to 2013.
was arrested while nearly seven times the limit, shocking figures revealed yesterday.
It comes as police are reaching the end of their annual summer drink-driving campaign that has led to a drop in the number of drink-drivers
over the past few years.
This is a very good idea, but I'd like to see that medical exam become a regular thing in the first six months back on the road, plus police with powers to stop known drink-drivers
and give them random breath tests.
They will not only be looking for drink-drivers
, but also drivers whose abilities are impaired by drugs.
Cleveland Police road policing unit ran a campaign targeting drink-drivers
throughout June and caught 97 drivers who tested positive.
campaign comes as statistics showed weekends are the most likely time for someone to be hit by a drink-driver
We believe that if the Government wants to send a strong message to drink-drivers
, then it should legislate so that they have to declare the conviction for a far longer period than at present." The insurance firm is also advocating test retakes for anyone convicted of drink-driving or banned for a period of more than 12 months.
THE number of serious accidents on Merseyside plummeted over Christmas after police sent extra officers out to catch drink-drivers
. Police estimate the number of accidents in he region during the festive period fell by 10% compared with the same period the previous year.
A high-tech lock which stops drink-drivers
starting their cars is to be tried in the Midlands.
LENIENT sheriffs are letting convicted drink-drivers
jump straight back into their cars.