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  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign - six people charged

    05 December 2016
    A total of six people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences so far as part of Dorset Police's Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Bournemouth and Weymouth during December. The campaign runs betwee...
  • Annual crackdown on drink and drug drivers begins

    30 November 2016
    With the festive season approaching, police expect more people than usual will be out enjoying a drink. Dorset Police is running the annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign from today, Thursday 1 December 2016 through to Sunday 1 January 2017. D...
  • Dorset Police urge all motorists - ‘leave your phone alone'

    15 November 2016
    Dorset Police are working with police forces across the South West in a week-long crackdown on people using their mobile phones while driving. It comes as figures from the RAC show that the number of motorists who illegally use mobile phones while at the...
  • Witness appeal after road rage incident in West Moors

    10 November 2016
    Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was threatened with a knife during a road rage incident in West Moors. The incident happened at around 3.55pm on Tuesday 8 November 2016 along Pinehurst Road. The victim - a local man aged in his 20s - ...
  • Dorset Police welcomes first successful Community Road Safe evening

    30 September 2016
    On Thursday 29 September, Dorset Police successfully launched the first free Community Road Safe evening for the public from the Safewise centre in Bournemouth, in an attempt to improve road safety across the county. The innovative workshops follow on fr...
  • Police appeal for dash cam footage after alleged dangerous driving in Weymouth

    14 September 2016
    Police are appealing for dash cam or CCTV footage following alleged dangerous driving in Weymouth. Officers received reports from a member of the public that they had witnessed a green Renault Megane driving dangerously on previous occasions in the Chape...
  • Dorset Police take Operation Wheels to Poole Bike Night

    01 September 2016
    On Tuesday 30 August, Dorset Police took part in a ‘special’ bike night at Poole Quay in support of Operation Wheels. For the first time, biker representatives from the South Western Ambulance Service, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, ...
  • Dorset Police increases the availability of drug driving kits

    08 August 2016
    On Saturday 6 August 2016, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Martyn Underhill’s pledge to increase the availability of drug driving test kits within 100 days of taking office was achieved. Martyn Underhill, who was re-elected on 5 May, sa...
  • Winterborne Kingston community speed watch makes a real difference

    22 July 2016
    On 21 July 2016, Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan thanked the community speed watch team operating in Winterborne Kingston for their valuable role in keeping Dorset roads safe. In 2013, speed monitoring equipment set up in the village found that the ...
  • Dorset Police make a special road safety visit

    27 June 2016
    On Thursday 23 June, Dorset Police’s ‘No Excuse’ team accompanied by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Martyn Underhill visited nine year old Scarlet Fontana at her home in Corfe Castle, following a speed complaint. Dorset Poli...
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