Drink drive arrests in Gloucestershire rise to 57 in December

First published in Cotswolds news

THE Christmas drink drive campaign in Gloucestershire has risen to 57 arrests.

A total of 20 people have been arrested for diving over the alcohol limit in the past week alone.

Inspector Jason Keates, of the Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit, said the 57 drivers arrested included nine women.

“There may be a perception amongst the public that drink drivers are all young men, but this is not the case - it can be anyone," he said. "We have arrested both men and women, a wide range of ages and many different backgrounds.

“The only way to be 100 per cent sure you are safe to drive is to have none to drink at all. There is no concrete method to calculating whether you are over the limit, it depends on many things, everyone is different and how often you drink, what you have eaten and how big you are can all make a difference.”

If you suspect anyone of getting behind the wheel under the influence you can now report it to Gloucestershire Police by texting details to 07860 0090 095.

Of the 20 people arrested this week the following have been charged:

  • · Gabriella Chilton, 19, of Crail View in Northleach was arrested at approximately 11.30pm on December 21 on Grebe Square in Upper Rissington. She was later charged with drink driving. She will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Harriet Claire Pontifex Curtoys, 26, of Crouch Court in Tewkesbury was arrested at 11:40pm on the A429. She was later charged with drink driving. She will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Zoltan Jozsef Holcbauer, 55, of Glenister Road in Chesham was arrested shortly before midnight on December 21 on Sabre Way in Gloucester. He was later charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Ricky James Davis, 28, of Chapel Gardens in Quedgeley was arrested at 12:45am on December 22 on Munsley Road in Gloucester. He was later charged with drink driving. He will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Garry Stewart McFarlane, 50, of Princess Royal Road in Bream was arrested at approximately 6.30pm on December 22 on Templeway Road in Lydney. He was later charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Ian Dean Wood, 31, of Coronation Road in Tetbury was arrested at 9.15pm on December 22 on St Marys Road in Tetbury. He was later charged with aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage, drink drive, driving other than in accordance with a licence and use of a motor vehicle without insurance. He will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on January 29.
  • · Frederick Humphries, 19, of High Street in Tewkesbury was arrested on East Street in Tewkesbury at 1.35am on December 23. He was later charged with drink driving. He will appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Martin Cornwall, 47, of New Street in Newtown, Berkeley, was arrested on the A38 at Whitminster at 3.45am on December 23. He was later charged with taking a vehicle without consent, driving whilst unfit through drink and failure to provide a specimen. He was bailed to appear at Stroud Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Darren Stephen, 29, of William Bonney Estate in Clapham, London was arrested on the A417 at Birdlip at 3.30am on December 25. He was later charged with drink driving and bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on January 28.
  • · Michal Dobrowolski, 34, of Station Road in Bourton on the Water was arrested at 2.35am on December 26. He was later charged with drink driving and bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on February 8.
  • · Lee John Grant, 24, of Woodruff Close in Gloucester was arrested at 10.15pm on December 26 at Prinknash Abbey. He was later charged with aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving, using a motor vehicle without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence. He has been bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on February 7.
  • · Martin Richard Mudway, 41, of Marsh Way in Sling, Colefore was arrested at 2.50am on December 27 on the A4151. He was later charged with drink driving and bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on February 8.

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