Six drivers banned by special courts set up to deal with police drink drive campaigns across Leeds this Christmas

Six motorists have been banned for drink driving on the first day of a series of special courts set up for a festive police campaign.

By Emma Ryan
Friday, 24th December 2021, 1:33 pm
Updated Friday, 24th December 2021, 1:34 pm

They were stopped by officers during West Yorkshire Police’s festive Drink Drug Drive Campaign and have been disqualified for a total of more than nine years by magistrates in Leeds.

Four drivers were charged with driving over the prescribed limit and two were charged with failing to provide a sample.

All of them received driving bans – ranging from one year to two years and two months – adding up to total disqualifications of nine years and seven months.

Six motorists have been banned from driving before Christmas after being stopped by officers during West Yorkshire Police’s festive Drink Drug Drive Campaign.

Their fines and costs totalled £1,979 – averaging £330 each – and they were ordered to carry out a total of 280 hours unpaid work.

Two of the offenders have since lost their jobs.

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A number of special courts have been arranged at Leeds and Bradford Magistrates Courts to prosecute drivers arrested and charged during the December drink drug drive campaign.

The first courts sat yesterday (Thursday) and more are scheduled to take place said a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police.

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