Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

Male Arrested And Charged With Drink Driving - Wellingborough

During the early hours of yesterday morning (15th December) officers observed a vehicle driving in the dark with no lights on in Wellingborough. Officers stopped the vehicle and due to the driver's slurred speech and behaviour he was required to complete a roadside breath test. This was failed and the driver was arrested and taken into custody and has since been charged with driving a motor vehicle whilst being over the prescribed limit for alcohol.

The driver was already on bail for a prior drink driving offence and also has previous drink drive convictions. Due to this the driver has been remanded for court, as they are a danger to the public through their persistent drink driving.

To report suspected drink or drug driving in confidence, call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or dial 101. In an emergency, call 999.

Drink driving advice:

  • Beware the morning after. You could be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it's the morning after. Sleep and coffee do not help to sober a person up, time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system.
  • Plan ahead. If you are planning to go out to drink alcohol, also organise how to get home. For example, agree on a designated driver, save a taxi number to your phone or find out about public transport options before you go out.
  • Don't offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive. Even this simple step could potentially reduce the number of people who are killed and injured every year by drink driving.
  • Don't accept a lift from a driver you know has consumed alcohol. This action could potentially save your life and might make him or her think twice about their actions.

Drug driving advice:

  • Take care with medication. Some medication may affect your ability to drive. Remember it is illegal to drive if you have certain drugs above a specified level in your blood.
  • Take advice from GP/pharmacist. Seek medical advice if you are unsure whether you can drive safely while taking prescribed medicine.
  • Don't risk a ban or prison sentence. Driving under the influence of drugs is extremely dangerous and can affect driving skills. If you are caught and convicted you could face a driving ban, large fine and a prison sentence.
  • Don't underestimate the effect of cannabis. Cannabis slows reaction and decision times. It can also distort perception of time and distance and result in poorer concentration and control of the vehicle.
  • Be aware of the impact of cocaine use. This can lead to a sense of over-confidence with users typically performing higher risk, more aggressive maneuvers at greater speeds.

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:26 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert