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Lancashire's drink-drive shock
10:35am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
MORE than half of drink-driving offences committed in Lancashire are by people over 50, according to a survey.
Of all drink-driving incidents Lancashire police responded to last year, 54 per cent were committed by members of that age group.
Figures released after a Freedom of Information request from car insurer Swiftcover.com have shown that nationally, 232 over-75s were caught driving over the legal limit last year.
The number of over-75s offending has increased by 20 per cent since 2010.
The company's figures followed data from 42 of the 52 UK police forces.
Roman Bryl, underwriting manager at swiftcover.com, said: "Drink-driving is not acceptable at any age.
“Although great strides have been made to tackle this in younger people, the number of motorists drink-driving from the older generations is still worryingly high.
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