Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2021

Deeside driver one of 5 in region caught “driving whilst under the influence” on Wednesday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2021


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Police said a driver in Deeside tested positive for cannabis after being pulled over by officers on Wednesday.

The driver was one of five who failed roadside tests a for either drugs or alcohol yesterday across the north Wales force area.

A spokesperson for the North Wales Roads Policing Team said.

“Despite our repeated messages around the dangers of driving whilst under the influence we are continuing to see people flouting the law and endangering lives.”

“Over the last few hours arrests have been made in:
-Deeside – driver positive for cannabis
-Abergele – driver positive for cannabis
-Rhuddlan – driver positive for cannabis and also failed the breath test
-Kinmel Bay – driver tested positive for cannabis. No licence or insurance either…
-Beaumaris – driver collided with 2 vehicles, failed breath test. Oh, another one without a licence or insurance…(26-year-old local man charged and bailed to appear before Caernarfon Mags on Feb 19th).”

In a post of the Roads Policing Team Facebook page went on to say: “Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs your judgement, making your reactions slower therefore increases your chances of being involved in a collision.”

“And trust us, we’ve seen the consequences…where we’ve had to knock on people’ doors to tell them a loved one has died because someone made a selfish decision to drive whilst under the influence.”

“If you choose to break the law there is a good chance that you will be caught – it’s not worth the risk.”

“Anyone convicted of drink or drug driving gets a criminal record, is subject to an automatic disqualification of at least 12 months and receives a large fine.”

“Serious offenders can also be jailed. An that’s without the other repercussions such as loss of job/income/home.”

“Could you live with the consequences of killing or seriously injuring someone?”

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