Guernsey Police Arrest Three for Suspected Drink Driving Over Weekend

Guernsey police arrest 3 suspected drunk drivers in a single weekend, highlighting the ongoing issue of drink driving on the island and the need for continued enforcement and public awareness.

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Guernsey Police Arrest Three for Suspected Drink Driving Over Weekend

Guernsey Police Arrest Three for Suspected Drink Driving Over Weekend

Police in Guernsey have urged people not to drink and drive after three individuals were arrested on suspicion of the offense over a single weekend. The arrests were part of Guernsey Police's ongoing drink drive operation, which has resulted in over 80 vehicle stops and eight arrests since the beginning of April 2024.

One of the alleged offenders was found to be about three times over the legal drink drive limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The highest reading recorded was 122 micrograms of alcohol. Two 44-year-old men were charged, with readings of 104 micrograms and 54 micrograms of alcohol respectively. The third person was bailed pending further inquiries.

Bailiwick Law Enforcement stated that drink driving is "totally unacceptable" and that officers will stop and prosecute those who engage in this "reckless act". They emphasized that offenders will face court proceedings and potentially prison time.

Why this matters: Drink driving remains a serious issue on Guernsey's roads, putting the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. The high number of arrests in such a short period highlights the need for continued enforcement and public awareness campaigns to deter this dangerous behavior.

Since the start of 2023, there have been a total of 91 arrests on suspicion of drink driving in Guernsey. The police's spring anti-drink drive operation, which began on April 1, 2024, aims to crack down on offenders through increased stop checks and patrols. "Drink driving is totally unacceptable. Our officers will stop those who engage in this reckless behavior and they will face the consequences which could include going to court and prison," a Bailiwick Law Enforcement spokesperson said.

Key Takeaways

  • 3 individuals arrested for drink driving in Guernsey over a single weekend
  • Highest reading was 122 micrograms of alcohol, over 3 times the legal limit
  • Drink driving is "totally unacceptable", offenders face court and potential prison
  • 91 drink driving arrests in Guernsey since 2023, police cracking down with more checks
  • Drink driving puts safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at serious risk