Police Say Drink And Drug Drivers Will Not Be Tolerated

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Local police have warned those who continue to get behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs that it will not be tolerated.

[caption id="attachment_45108" align="alignleft" width="350"]Never drink and drive. The current police campaign is pressing for zero alcohol consumption if drinking. Never drink and drive. The current police campaign last weekend led to the arrest of twelve drivers. [/caption]

The warning was issued after twelve people were arrested on suspicion of drink/drug driving related offences across C District over the weekend.

Superintendent Sean Wright said: “It is still shocking and extremely disappointing that despite all of the warnings, there are still people who disregard the safety of themselves and others by continuing to drink or take drugs and then drive.”

Of the 12 arrests across the District between Friday night and the early hours of Sunday morning, five were charged with driving with excess alcohol or driving whilst unfit and five were released on bail. Two were also released unconditionally.

Superintendent Wright added: “We will continue to focus on those who are putting themselves and others at risk. We will seek detections and prosecutions at every opportunity. We know the vast majority of right thinking people do realise that drink or drug driving is shameful and unacceptable but clearly there is still an irresponsible minority who ignore all advice and warnings. These people risk killing or injuring themselves, their family, friends and other innocent road users.

“We would like to thank those in our community who report instances of drink or drug driving and we encourage anyone who believes they spot an offender to report it immediately.

“The consequences of drink or drug driving can be life shattering. Think about the consequences to yourself and your family of being involved in a serious collision. How would you feel if your selfish actions resulted in a serious, life changing injury to yourself, a family member or another innocent person? What if you killed someone?

“The message here is a very simple one and we want local people to take heed… –

“NEVER, EVER, DRINK OR TAKE DRUGS AND DRIVE.”]]>