Boy, 15, among drink-drive arrests

Boy, 15, among drink-drive arrests

Kent Police have arrested a motorist as young as 15 as part of their anti-drink-drive campaign this Christmas.

The Greenhithe boy was pulled over on Sunday charged with various motoring offences. These included drink-driving, motoring with no insurance or licence, and theft.

If Chatham Youth Court's justices convict him of the drink-drive offence, he faces a fine of up to £5,000, a driving ban of at least 12 months and possibly even a prison term.

The teenager has now been bailed to attend court during January 6 after being arrested at 4.10am.

He is one of 32 drivers who have been detained on suspicion of drink-driving, 29 of whom are male.

Matthew Kendall, a Chief Inspector, said that even a solitary alcoholic drink does not justify the risk of taking control of a car. He recommends that motorists do not drink and drive at all.

Chief Insp Kendall said that Saturday night was the busiest of the campaign so far with 10 motorists arrested.

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