December 2, 2014

Drink Driving Reduction Initiative

West Yorkshire Police aims to cut down on Festive Drink Driving

West Yorkshire Police has today unveiled a new initiative aiming to reduce the amount of drink drivers during this festive season in the Kirklees area. 30 people were arrested in Kirklees last December for drink driving offences and West Yorkshire Police’s new initiative will now see convicted drink drivers named and shamed on Twitter.

Huddersfield based road safety charity Brake has got behind the campaign and called for a zero tolerance policy towards drink driving. Deputy chief executive of Brake, Julie Townsend, emphasises that ‘if your driving home from celebrations this festive season, take responsibility for yourself and others safety and don’t drink drive.’

If you get caught drink driving in West Yorkshire this Christmas; your name, age and gender will be posted on Twitter by West Yorkshire Police to enforce that drink driving is ‘not worth the risk’. The new scheme will mean that everybody in the local area can see that you are a drink driver; and this can of course hold serious consequences for your relationships and employment.

If you are charged with a drink driving offence, you should seek expert legal advice so that you are represented fairly. Procedural errors on behalf of the police can lead to cases being dropped and defence solicitors will help guide you through the often complex legislation. Qamar Solicitors LLP are criminal defence solicitors based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, who are here should you need a defence solicitor in Yorkshire for any criminal offence that you are judged to have committed.

Our expert defence solicitors, Huddersfield office, are located at Prospect Business Centre near Kirklees College. Alternatively, you can contact our friendly team via phone or email or pop in and see us at our Dewsbury office.

If you are charged by the Police this winter, remember there are two sides to every story. You can be represented fairly and always non­judgementally by Qamar Solicitors LLP.

Qamar Solicitors LLP wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and ask you to please drive responsibly during this festive season!