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  • Road incident in Wareham – public appeal

    17 August 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a road incident in Wareham. At around 9.40am on Monday 14 August 2017 a man was driving his Kia Picanto along Bovington Lane when two teenage boys hiding in a bush...
  • Drink driver disqualified for three years

    15 August 2017
    A drink driver who was found to be nearly four times over the legal limit more than two hours after he was arrested has been disqualified from driving for three years. Pawel Bienkowski, aged 54 and of Shelbourne Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Pool...
  • Dorset Police educate drivers on effective bicycle overtaking

    11 July 2017
    Operation Close Pass launched across Dorset today, which sees police targeting drivers who don’t give cyclists enough room when overtaking. Seven drivers were given roadside education over a 90 minute period in Bournemouth. Officers also issued sev...
  • Summer drink and drug driving campaign – 48 people charged

    03 July 2017
    A further 15 people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during July. A total of 48 people have been charged...
  • Summer drink and drug driving campaign – further 14 people charged

    23 June 2017
    A further 14 people have now been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during July. A total of 33 people have been cha...
  • Summer drink and drug driving campaign – 12 people charged

    16 June 2017
    A further 12 people have now been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during June and July. A total of 19 people have...
  • Summer drink and drug driving campaign - seven people charged

    09 June 2017
    A total of seven people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences so far as part of Dorset Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during June. The campaign runs between T...
  • Dorset Police to name those caught drink driving during summer campaign

    01 June 2017
    Today sees the launch of the Dorset Police summer drink and drug driving campaign which is set to run until Friday 30 June. Drivers are being reminded that the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be devastating and those c...
  • Update: Man charged following reported driving offences in Poole

    15 May 2017
    A man has been charged following reports that a vehicle failed to stop for officers in Poole. At around 10.30am on Tuesday 28 February 2017 a vehicle travelled from Holes Bay Road to Sterte Road Railway Bridge along Broadstone Way, Willis Way and Fleets ...
  • Officers and day centre users carry out speed checks in Blandford

    03 May 2017
    Local officers in the Blandford area have teamed up with day centre service users to take action on speeding motorists in the town. The town’s Neighbourhood Policing Team spent the morning with members of the Speaking Up project, run by People Firs...
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