Chief joins fight against drink and drug drivers

27 Jun 2013 @ 1.43 pm
| News

North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones
Issued by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable Dave Jones, has accompanied officers from the force’s Roads Policing Group as part of the summer drink drug enforcement campaign.

Mr Jones undertook patrols across the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas on Wednesday 26 June 2013.

During the shift three more people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A 60-year-old Northallerton lady, will appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 19 July 2013, charged with driving while over the proscribed alcohol limit.

The latest arrests bring the total number of people arrested, since Saturday 1 June 2013, to 83.

While carrying out speeding enforcement in Morton-on-Swale, a ticket was issued to a motorist travelling at 44mph in a 30mph zone.

Chief Constable Dave Jones, said: “It is disappointing that a minority of people are still not understanding the message that drinking and driving is wholly unacceptable.

“I would like to thank all those members of the public who have provided us with information which has led to the arrest and charging of offenders.

“If you do decide to risk drinking and driving, we are looking for you. Given the number of arrests my officers have made so far, there is every chance you will be caught and have to face the consequences.”

Mr Jones added: “The shift was a great insight into the dedication and skills of the police officers and police staff who keep the roads a safe place on your behalf.”

If you would like to report someone you suspect of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

 

Latest arrests

Graham Deighton, 56, from York was arrested on Saturday 22 June 2013. He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday 24 June 2013, charged with driving while over the proscribed alcohol limit, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and breach of bail conditions. Deighton was remanded into custody and will appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Friday 28 June 2013.

A 30-year-old man from York is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 2 July 2013, charged with driving while over the proscribed alcohol limit.

A 60-year-old York man is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday 15 July with driving while over the proscribed alcohol limit.