Drink drive arrests revealed

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CHRISTMAS drink drive figures released by police show 89 arrests were made between 1st December and 30th December 2018 during the Christmas campaign in Warwickshire.

Exactly the same number of people were arrested during the Christmas campaign in 2017.

Assistant chief constable Alex Franklin Smith said: “It is concerning that people are still not getting the message about drink and drug driving and putting themselves and others at risk. We will continue to target these people into the New Year.

“The penalty for driving under the influence of drink or drugs includes a minimum 12-month disqualification, as well as a fine and imprisonment.

“If you kill someone while under the influence of drink or drugs you face up to 14 years in prison.

“There is no failsafe guide to the amount of alcohol someone can safely consume before driving. The amount and type of alcohol, weight, sex and metabolism all play a part. If you are unsure then don’t drive.

“There’s no excuse for drinking and driving. If you’re drinking make other arrangements to get home such as a lift from a friend who hasn’t been drinking or a taxi.”

If you suspect someone is a drink driver call the police on 101 and let them know when and where they drink. If you know someone has been drinking and is about to drive call 999.

 

  • 1jamessmith1

    I’d have been interested to know how many people where caught up to the end of Jan 4, during which time people would be celebrating new year too.

    ref ‘“If you kill someone while under the influence of drink or drugs you face up to 14 years in prison.’ That is very soft and lenient. What if you while drunk cause an accident that kills 4 people in one car, that is only 3 years for each death caused. If you take a life, you should give a life.