More motorists charged during Christmas drink-driving crackdown named by Northamptonshire Police

Traffic officer's message: Getting behind the wheel while over the limit is exceptionally selfish and reckless, yet some still do it

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 8:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 8:44 pm

Police have named the latest batch of motorists charged with drink-driving offences during the Christmas crackdown.

This is the fourth time Northamptonshire Police has taken such a hard-line approach and officers will continue to target motorists getting behind the wheel while over the limit throughout the holiday period.

PC Dave Lee from the Safer Roads Team, said: “There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that could ever justify drink or drug driving – it is exceptionally selfish and reckless. Not only are you risking your own life, but those of innocent road users.

Police launched their Christmas drink-drive crackdown on December 1

“The majority of people know how dangerous it is to take the risk of driving under the influence and though we share this message every year, I guarantee there will be some who still choose to ignore it.

"Please don’t be one of these drivers.

“We will be out in force throughout December, ready and waiting to seek strong penalties for all those found to be offending.

"If you do not want a conviction for drink or drug driving, please make sure your name is not included on our list.”

Monday, December 7:

■ Jason Davies, aged 48, of Ynsllwyd Street, Aberdare was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 4.

Tuesday, December 8:

■ Philip King, aged 48, of Pomfret Court, Northampton was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on April 13.

Wednesday, December 9:

■ Mariusz Pochlopien, aged 26, of Lyveden Way, Corby was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 6.

Friday, December 11:

■ William Nicholson, aged 24, of Coventry Road, Bulkington was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 11.

Saturday, December 12:

■ Vitalijs Saveljevs, aged 30, of Romany Road, Northampton was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 11.

■ Gheorghe Cristea, aged 32, of Tavistock Square, Corby was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 13.

Sunday, December 13:

■ Katie Marks, aged 31, of Grove Street, Wellingborough was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 13.

■ Partheepan Pakeerathan, aged 25, of Stimpson Avenue, Northampton was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 13.

■ Pavitar Chahal, aged 43, of Copdale Road, Leicester was charged with drink-driving and will appear at court on May 13.

Thursday, December 13.

■ Ricky Day, aged 32, of Priory Road, Wellingborough was charged with failing to provide a specimen and will appear at court on May 13.

■ A 29-year-old woman from Higham Ferrers was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and has been released pending blood results.

Tuesday, December 15:

■ Prapakar Arulprakafam, aged 39, of Chesterfield in Derbyshire was charged with failing to provide a specimen and will appear at court on May 20.

Wednesday, December 16:

■ Nebi Mata, aged 34, of Balfour Close, Northampton was charged with failing to provide a specimen and will appear at court on January 14.