A man from Leeds has become the first person to be banned from driving during this year’s Christmas drink and drug drive campaign.
John Bradbrook, aged 29, from Rothwell, Leeds, was disqualified from driving for 18 months when he appeared at Selby Magistrates’ Court today (6 December 2012).
Bradbrook was arrested on Fenton Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, at around 7.35am on Saturday 1 December 2012 – the same day the festive crackdown began – after crashing his car into a ditch.
Officers attended the scene after being alerted by a passing motorist and he provided a positive roadside sample of 88 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
Bradbrook was also fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 costs.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of North Yorkshire Police, is co-ordinating this year’s Christmas drink and drug drive police enforcement activity, which forms part of the “95 Alive” York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership campaign.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer said:
As this case illustrates, the police and the court service do not tolerate drink or drug driving on the roads of North Yorkshire and the City of York.
This particular offender has lost his licence within a week of being caught and I hope that sends out a strong message to anyone else who thinks that drink driving is acceptable.
Our officers are more determined than ever to put a stop to drink and drug driving and if you take the risk you will get caught. It’s as simple as that.
Four more people charged with drink driving also face losing their licences when they appear before the courts tomorrow (Friday 7 December 2012).
If you suspect someone of drink driving, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.
If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For daily updates on this year’s Christmas drink and drug drive campaign follow @NYorksPolice on Twitter #drinkdrive
Tomorrow’s court appearances
A 26-year-old man from Hartlepool, has been charged with being in charge of a motor vehicle while above the alcohol limit and will appear before Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 December 2012.
The man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday 2 December 2012 in Richmond Market Place after providing officers with a positive test of 61 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
A 42-year-old man from York is due to appear before York Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 December 2012 charged with drink driving.
The man was arrested after being stopped by officers on Crompton Road on Saturday 1 December 2012. he provided a roadside test of 61 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
He has also been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision, driving without due care and attention and wasting police time, following a collision on Haxby Road, New Earswick, on 22 September 2012.
A 37-year-old man from Alicante, in Spain, is due to appear before York Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 October 2012 charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis.
He was stopped by police on Beckfield Lane, York, in the early hours of Saturday 1 December 2012 and arrested after officers suspected him of being over the drink drive limit.
He has also been charged with driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
A 22-year-old man from Richmond is due to appear before Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 December 2012 charged with drink driving.
He blew 93 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath after being stopped by officers on Queen’s Road, Richmond, in the early hours of Sunday 2 December 2012.