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RYDE MAN CAUGHT DRINK DRIVING IN MID-MORNING TRAFFIC STOP


34-year-old Daniel McArthur has been charged with drink driving after being caught behind the wheel by Police at just before 10:30 this morning (Monday).

Mr McArthur, of Bailey Close, Ryde, was stopped by the Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Team on Lugley Street, Newport at 10:24.

Officers pulled over a red Ford Focus and ordered a roadside breath test to be carried out by the driver. Daniel McArthur failed the test and was arrested on the spot before being taken to Newport Police Station.

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McArthur has since been charged with drink driving – driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol – and will appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 17th December.

The arrest comes on the second day of Operation Holly – the force’s annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers.

The public are encouraged to report drink and drug drivers with as much information and detail as possible so they can be targeted. If you know someone who drink or drug drives you can report them via 101 or via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

DON’T DRINK OR DRUG DRIVE – IT’S NOT WORTH THE RISK

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Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

I suspect that the dumb Island residents will still not ‘blame’ the driver, as it seems to them, that Islanders can do no wrong, and they will blame a medical condition, or mouth wash, or a Police frame instead.

Why is it that only a handful of us see the record of bad driving on the Island.

So very many druggy drivers, ‘muvvers’ included.

Low pay, no prospects only getting a buggy filled and a flat then obtained from the council I guess is the reason.

Keith O
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Keith O

I take it your not an islanders then. You need to sit in a truck and drive around the island or mainland then you will see bad driving.

Taylor
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Taylor

Who the f are you mr/Mrs perfect.not condoning drink driving,or drug!you have a very strong opinion!suppose you have the perfect Life

Old bean
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Old bean

Good catch

Mark Dunsford
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Mark Dunsford

Could be he was still over the limit after drinking the night before.

Something for all of us to bear in mind is that it can take longer than you’d think to “sleep off” even a relatively light drinking session.

Betty
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Betty

So many people do this! Even mother’s with children in the car! They think it’s ok to have a couple of wines with dinner or around friends then drive! People should not drive the next day at all, no excuse having a drink the night before didn’t realise I was over the limit, blah blah blah. People die because of this so don’t be selfish.

John Wayne
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John Wayne

Oh dear, wonder if this will effect his alcohol license for his business….. silly boy

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