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A new roadside breathalyser test, which will not allow drink driving motorists any time to sober up, is being introduced as part of a government crackdown on drink driving.

The new tests mean that police can get instant proof against drivers suspected of being over the legal limit.

Current tests are given on the spot, however, they are not specific enough to be admissible as evidence. The new devices will mean that those who are only just over the drink drive limit when they are pulled over will not have time to process the alcohol quickly enough to pass later tests at a police station.

This will not only produce instant evidence for the prosecution but also free up police time and resources.

Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: “This new technology will enable the police to enforce the alcohol limit more rigorously on those who drive after drinking, putting others at risk.”

According to latest figures, in 2016 more than 460,000 people were breathalysed with 59,000 testing positive or refusing to take the test.

The government will commit £350,000 to the tendering process, inviting companies to produce the drink driving detection device for police forces nationwide. It is expected to be available by the summer of 2020.

About Freeman & Co.

Freeman & Co. are a specialist firm of road traffic and criminal defence solicitors based in Manchester but with nationwide coverage.

Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.

The firm was created by Nick Freeman, who has been dubbed “Mr Loophole” by the press for his technical legal ability and robustly challenging the prosecution.

Nick is well regarded as an expert road traffic lawyer and has successfully represented many high profile clients for a variety of motoring offences as well as criminal offences.

The firm of Freeman & Co. embodies the way Nick works, with minute attention to detail and challenging the prosecution at every turn.

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