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UK News Victims' families tell of anguish after drink-drive figures reveal 580 caught over limit

06:45  19 january  2020
06:45  19 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

1 in 15 drivers breathalysed by police over festive period found to be under the influence

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a man standing in front of a mountain road: Charles Pease, whose partner Theresa Wade was killed by a drunk-driver on the Isle of Mull in October 2015 © Garry F McHarg Daily Record Charles Pease, whose partner Theresa Wade was killed by a drunk-driver on the Isle of Mull in October 2015

Families who lost loved ones to drink-driving have told of their anguish at new figures showing nearly 600 drivers were caught over the limit during the festive period.

Officers tested 8687 motorists between December 1 and January 2, with 580 – one in 15 – found to be breaking the law.

A total of 29 drivers were caught the morning after they had been drinking, Police Scotland said.

The Sunday Mail’s Leave the Keys campaign, which launched in November, spoke to people devastated by the loss of relatives in horror drink-drive crashes.

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Now two families have told of their dismay at the latest statistics, which revealed the number of motorists still risking lives had not decreased from last year.

Charles Pease, whose partner Theresa Wade was killed by a drunk-driver on the Isle of Mull in October 2015, said: “It’s an appalling situation when the Sunday Mail and police have taken steps to highlight the point by running campaigns and the message still isn’t getting through to some people. What else do we need to do to make people aware?

a cat that is looking at the camera: Theresa Wade, 29, died when a high-powered Maserati driven by Thomas Wainwright ploughed into her van © Daily Record Theresa Wade, 29, died when a high-powered Maserati driven by Thomas Wainwright ploughed into her van

“Hearing the new figures, I just fail to understand how people still continue to defy common sense.”

Theresa, 29, died when a high-powered Maserati driven by Thomas Wainwright ploughed into her van.

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Wainwright was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into Theresa’s van on the A849 near Craignure. He was jailed for 12 years and banned for 15 years following a trial in 2017.

Charles, 64, added: “There’s just no need to go out, have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car. It’s foolish.

“They jeopardise their own welfare and that of others. They jeopardise their careers and the welfare of their families.

“People can use buses, taxis or trains, they can use nominated drivers or walk.”

Martin Colquhoun, 44, of Stewarton, Ayrshire, whose mum Marie Laurie died in Glasgow after her taxi was hit by a drink-driver on his wedding day, said: “It’s clear some people still don’t care what might happen to them or anyone else if they drink and drive.

a person sitting on a couch: Martin Colquhoun, 44, lost his mum Marie Laurie after her taxi was hit by a drink-driver on his wedding day © Jamie Williamson Martin Colquhoun, 44, lost his mum Marie Laurie after her taxi was hit by a drink-driver on his wedding day

“With so many willing to break the law, I can’t see the numbers getting better without some serious changes. I think a blanket ban may be an idea as I don’t think you should have any amount of alcohol in your system before you drive.

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“And there should be more TV campaigns warning about the dangers of drinking and driving throughout the year.”

Marie had left the wedding and was making her way home when drunk- driver Steven Bennie smashed into the vehicle.

Bennie had been trying to evade police and had been driving at speeds of up to 80mph while uninsured with no licence.

Marie, 57, of Easterhouse, Glasgow, lost consciousness minutes after being thrown through a window of the cab in the collision in November 2015.

Following a change in the law in October 2019, police are able to carry out immediate tests using mouth swabs for any motorist they suspect of drug-driving.

During this year’s festive period, officers carried out 480 roadside drug tests, with 185 testing positive.

The Sunday Mail launched its campaign after new figures revealed a rise in motorists caught drink-driving over a six-month period last year.

The Police Scotland statistics, released in November, showed officers detained 3092 drivers for being over the threshold between April and September.

Their finding represented an increase of 5.3 per cent over the same period in 2018, when 2935 drivers were held.

During the festive crackdown in 2018, police breathalysed 8632 drivers with 565 people, again one in 15 motorists, caught for drink and drug-driving offences.

Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: “A number of drivers were reported to us by colleagues, friends or family. I wish to thank everyone who had the courage to report drink or drug-drivers.

This helps our officers to stop drivers under the influence before they kill or injure someone.”

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