Motor insurance news: Drink-drive drivers on the rise in Lowestoft

Tuesday, 03 August 2010

Those searching for car insurance could be interested to learn that Suffolk Police found a rise in the number of drink-drive offenders during a recent campaign.

Launched on June 1st, Suffolk Police began a month-long campaign aimed at highlighting the risk of drink and drug driving to motorists in the region.

Findings from this year's survey show drink driving levels rose by 0.2 per cent in Suffolk compared to the 2009 campaign.

Suffolk Police stopped and breathalysed 711 drivers during June 2010. Of those tested, 8.6 per cent produced a positive result and were driving over the accepted blood alcohol level.

Driving above the legal limit can result in a criminal record and a possible ten year prison sentence warned Chief Inspector Adrian Dawson.

In June the BBC reported government ministers were calling for the drink-drive limit to be reduced by 30mg. Such a move would see the accepted blood alcohol level drop from 80mg per 100ml to 50mg per 100ml.

Posted by Rebecca Mellor
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