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Help requested posted on 30th March 2015:

'Drugalyser' documentary

I am a student at Kirklees College and I am producing a 15 minute radio documentary for my final major project. I was wondering if there are any professionals in this field I could interview for the documentary? Also, if there are any families who have been affected by drug driving, it would be a great help to me if someone knows of anyone I could use as a feature in the documentary and would be willing to do so.

Freddy Catchpool

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Response posted on 2nd April 2015 by:
Deana Frost

E: deana.frost@hertscc.gov.uk
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Hi Freddy
Not personally, but I would suggest that you contact your local police. With the new drug drive laws now in force they may be able to help, and the family liaison officers (FLOs) have a wealth of knowledge. Good luck.


Response posted on 2nd April 2015 by:
Rob Heard

E: rob.heard@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
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'Drugalyser' documentary

Dear Freddy,

If you e-mail me direct, I will pass you to a Police Officer who is a national lead on this and be able to answer all your questions.


Response posted on 6th April 2015 by:
Kerry Dean

E: kerry.dean@live.co.uk
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Drugalyser

Hi Freddy.
I saw your request and thought I might be able to help. We lost our son, Sean Morley, on 2nd September 2012 in a hit and run. The driver knew he'd hit Sean but left Sean to die by the side of the road. Sean was found in the early hours the following morning by passing traffic. The driver handed himself in later the following day. He had alcohol and drugs in his system. However, after three months of investigations, the driver was only charged with failing to report and got a pathetic 16 weeks jail term which he never served. This was because during their investigations, the police found that he was a drug dealer, likely to have been carrying drugs that night. The driver then went to jail for 3.5 years. He is out now after just serving 17 months in jail for the drugs charge. At the time, there was no law for the driver having drugs in his system. The police would have had to have been at the scene and been able to prove beyond any doubt that he was incapable of driving. The laws have since changed.
I would like to suggest charities RoadPeace and BRAKE who can both give you examples and may be able to put you in touch with families where charges relating to drugs have been made. Their contact details are as follows and I'm sure they would be keen to help.
emorrow@brake.org.uk
amy.aeron-thomas@roadpeace.org
You may also like to contact Dr Lucy Rackliff on l.rackliff@aston.ac.uk. She Chairman of the industry charity, AIRSO, and is running an award in Sean's name which involves anything to do with road safety. You may be able to submit your work if it meets the right criteria.
I wish you well in your project.
Kerry Dean.


Response posted on 6th April 2015 by:
Jim Brough

E: james.brough@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk
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Request for help

Hello Freddy,
I am Notts Police Home Office approved FIT instructor (Field Impaiment Testing)and have dealt with numeous drnk / drug drive offenders.
If you wish I can chat through with you how things go in Notts.
Best regards,

Jim


Response posted on 9th April 2015 by:
John Scruby

E: john.scruby@rotherham.gov.uk
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Request for help

Freddy. I have forwarded your details to a locally based but National Organisation, SCARD (Support and Care after Road Death and injury). They, and the partner charity CADD (Campaign against Drinking and Driving) are based in Brighouse. I am a trustee of the charities in addition to being a Road Safety Officer and former Police Traffic Officer and Family Liaison Officer. Some one will be in touch.


Response posted on 9th April 2015 by:
jackie connolly

E: info@scard.org.uk
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documentary

I work for a charity called scard. We help those affected by road death and injury. Please get in touch if there is anything we can do to help with your documentary.

I will forward your information on to our charities founder who lost her son due to a drink and drug driver

regards


Response posted on 10th April 2015 by:
Stephen Collier

E: steve.collier@blueknightlearning.com
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Documentary

Hi Freddy,
My company (www.blue-knight.uk) and I provide impairment testing training and drug recognition to the public services. We are the only company in the UK authorised to provide this to the police service, having been the lead UK trainer, while serving in the police.
We have also trained police officers from New Zealand and Hong Kong and have been involved in the development of drug driving impairment testing techniques since the late 1990's.
If there is anything you need to know, please get in touch,
Regards


Response posted on 23rd April 2015 by:
Freddy Catchpool

E: freddycatch@gmail.com
T:

Documentary

Thank you all for the feedback!
Sorry for the late reply, with easter and all that i have only just checked up.
I will e-mail all the people suggested and thanks again for the great response.

regards


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