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Rise in drink drive deaths
DRINK drive deaths in Dorset have risen by more than the national average.
Six people were killed in collisions recorded by police as involving someone “impaired by alcohol” last year, compared with four in 2011.
Nationally, the rise is around a quarter, prompting a call for a change in the law from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
The organisation is pushing the Government to lower the drink drive limit in a bid to reduce the death toll on Britain’s roads.
Traffic Inspector Matt Butler from Dorset Police said: “We will continue to target those who continue to put their lives and others at risk by drink driving.
“There is no safe limit, so any time you are going out for a drink you need to plan how you are going to get home without driving.”
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