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  • 92 motorists caught using their phone in week long crackdown

    13 March 2017
    Following an increase in the penalties for using a mobile phone at the wheel, Dorset Police has taken part in a week-long crackdown against people using their mobile phones while driving, with 92 fixed penalty notices being issued. The campaign ran from ...
  • Dorset Police officers to appear on Jeremy Kyle on Monday night

    03 March 2017
    Dorset Police officers are set to feature in an ITV documentary with Jeremy Kyle on Monday night at 8pm. Kyle Files investigates high-profile issues that impact on people’s lives across Britain, with the next episode focusing on dangers at the whee...
  • Drug driver handed driving ban

    02 March 2017
    A drug driver has been handed an 18-month driving ban. Andrew Saunders, 51 and of Pilsdon Drive in Poole, pleaded guilty at Poole Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 28 February 2017 to drug driving. He was also given a £110 fine and told to pay £3...
  • Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

    28 February 2017
    The number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset Police taking part in a national week-long enforcement and education campaign. Motorists caught using a mobile phone have until recently,...
  • Witness appeal following reported driving offences in Poole

    28 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after it was reported that a vehicle failed to stop for police in Poole. The incident happened at around 10.30am today, Tuesday 28 February 2017, involving a green Volkswagen Sharan. The vehicle was r...
  • Witness appeal after reported second hand car scam in East Dorset

    20 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a reported scam involving second hand cars in East Dorset. Police received a call at 8.29pm on Sunday 12 February 2017 reporting criminal damage to a car at an address in St Ives near Ringwood. It is alleged th...
  • Motorists targeted in mobile phone crackdown

    03 February 2017
    Dorset Police has taken part in a week-long crackdown against people using their mobile phones while driving, with 91 fixed penalty notices being issued. The campaign ran from Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 2017 with offenders being reminded of ...
  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign results

    30 January 2017
    The annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign saw Dorset Police target those who drive while under the influence. A total of 554 breath tests were carried out by officers during the Christmas campaign, which ran between Thursday 1 December 2016 and ...
  • Abnormal load move through East Dorset

    26 January 2017
    Dorset Police would like to inform motorists of an abnormal load scheduled for the east of the county. The move of the load - a 4.45m-wide 727 aircraft fuselage - will take place with police escort on Saturday 28 January 2017 between Bournemouth Internat...
  • National enforcement campaign against motorists using mobile phones begins

    23 January 2017
    Dorset Police is working with police forces nationally in the first of a series of enforcement campaigns to crackdown on those who use their phones when driving. During the week-long campaign, which will run from Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 20...
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