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OUT IN THE FIELD: Name and shame drink drivers
I realised a long time ago that – up there with bankers and parking wardens – us journalists are not the most popular fairies in the forest on the list of the UK’s most disliked occupations. Probably even more so now that Sussex Police is asking us to name and shame those motorists charged with drink or drug driving offences throughout December as part of a continued crackdown on offenders. Like it or not, the names of ne’er-do-wells and details of their misdemeanours going in the paper has for many years been an unofficial part of the punishment. Yes, it’s not nice and it’s embarrassing. But before those drink/drug drivers who don’t think the laws of the land apply to them start moaning about the fact their names are splashed all over the papers, they should stop and think. Drink driving wrecks lives. As the old saying goes, if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
 

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