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John Scruby from SCARD and CADD talks to Nick Ferrari on LBC, April 2022

John talks about the lack of stronger sentencing of drink driving offenders

John Scruby from SCARD and CADD talks to Ian Collins on BBC Talk Radio, April 2022

John discusses the rise in drug driving

Judge spares Katie Price prison for driving drunk, banned and high in NINTH offence

John Scruby, a trustee of the Campaign Against Drink Driving charity, told MailOnline: 'I'm absolutely gobsmacked, I just cannot believe it, I really can't. It's unbelievable, it really is."

'It's a smack in the teeth for anybody else - the last figures we received were that over 270 people each day are in court all over the UK for drink driving. They're going to prison and not getting a suspended sentence.

'It's completely the wrong message, and it's a kick in the teeth when a responsible person like a magistrate can look at that and think it's worthy of a 16-week suspended sentence.'

Mr Scruby, a former traffic officer who attended more than 30 drink-drive deaths, added: 'I'd like to think that anybody else that was in there would have been looking at a custodial sentence for what she's done.

'Sixteen weeks is way, way, way below the recommended minimum sentence, and I don't know how the magistrates can look at themselves tonight and say they've done their job, because they haven't. She's very, very lucky, very lucky indeed - and there will be another time, unless this spoilt little princess grows up.'

Carole Whittingham talks to LBC's Nick Ferrari about Katie Price's sentencing

SCARD has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary service!

A huge 'well done' to all the team and volunteers who help SCARD. We have been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) - it's the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

Created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, it is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.


John Scruby from SCARD and CADD talks to Mike Zeller on BBC Radio Cumbria, April 2021

John Scruby on BBC Radio Cumbria, April 2021


Rapper 'Jay' has written and recorded a song that highlights the seriousness and consequences of drink driving.

John Scruby from SCARD and CADD talks to Howard Pressman on BBC Radio Sheffield, March 2020

John Scruby on BBC Radio Sheffield, March 2020

SCARD are looking for Helpline Volunteers to join their team!!

Our aim is to help relieve distress among people who have been bereaved, injured or affected by road death or injury. To provide emotional support through a telephone helpline, support groups and personal support system.

You can volunteer from your own home.

We would love to hear from you. We offer training and support to everyone selected.

For an informal chat about volunteering on our Helpline or for more information and an application form please contact us by calling SCARD on 01924 562252 or email on the link below:

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