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    Drink-drive cases soaring
    Page 1 of 2..... 4:00AM Sunday Dec 07, 2008
    By Rebecca Milne

    Children as young as 14 are being caught drink-driving, prompting road safety officials to admit their multi-million dollar awareness campaigns aren't working.

    Despite the Government ploughing $3.3 million into anti-drink-driving campaigns this year alone, the number of offenders is skyrocketing and is now at record levels.

    Newly compiled police figures requested by the Herald on Sunday reveal the overall number of drink-drivers soared from 25,133 in 2003 to more than 34,700 in the year to November 30 - that's 95 a day.

    In the under-18 age group, the number of offences almost doubled between 1998 and last year. Eighteen 14-year-olds have been caught in the past year.

    Transport Ministry environment and safety manager David Crawford said it was clear officials "haven't cracked" the problem.

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    That is so depressing. To think that not only are those kids driving illegally, but drinking at that age. It doesn't bode well for their future.
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