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Drink drivers 'should lose cars'

Monday 12th January 2009

The AA has called for the cars of repeat drink drivers to be confiscated to help prevent the rise of consistent offenders.

The proposal follows a drop in the number of motorists caught drink-driving over the festive period. The AA said that while fewer people were being prosecuted there is a ‘hard-core’ who habitually offend.

It said 90% of its members thought offenders' cars should be taken away.

Edmund King said: "This year's figures are significantly down but if you look further into them you get this hard core of drink drivers who are not a bit over the limit, they are way over the limit.

"They probably have a drink problem rather than a driving problem, so just banning them won't actually solve the problem. They need to prove that they are no longer dependent on alcohol before being given back their keys."

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