And new research has shown that drink-driving
appears to be on the rise among drivers aged 17 to 25.
"There's one interesting thing about this drink-driving
* June 28, 2004: Jailed for five-and-half-years for causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving
. Banned from driving for 10 years.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: ''A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
in the Jesmond area at around 2.45pm on Friday October 8."
City centre chef Richard George Govier, 22, was told he had narrowly avoided being jailed for his second drink-driving
Nearly half of those questioned - who had all admitted to drink-driving
- said they would do it again.
"We urgently need more traffic police and stricter laws on drink-driving
, to deter drivers who still think it's acceptable to have one for the road."
Cadd chairman Tony Dring said: "We hear all about people who drink and drive and we tend not pay much attention to the victims of drink-driving
AMONG the cases dealt with at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court on January 21 was: William Metcalf, 30, of Jowitt Road, Hartlepool, banned from driving for 20 months and fined pounds 100 with pounds 100 costs for drink-driving
Our Chief Constable gave a speech and warned about the dangers of drink-driving
, but there's a hard core minority that will continue to put other people's lives at risk.
But nationally, 100,000 positive breath tests are still recorded each year and 3,000 people are killed or injured annually because of drink-driving
and drug-driving levels among young people are "shocking", says a survey today.