Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Crackdown on drivers

POLICE have launched this year’s Christmas campaign against drink/drug driving.

Throughout December, Thames Valley officers will carry out extra patrols at all times of the day and night based on tip-offs about suspected offenders.

Every driver involved in a collision will be breathalysed.

Sgt Chris Appleby, lead officer for road safety, said: “Losing a loved one to drink- or drug-driving devastates the victim’s families.

“Think about their pain when sitting at the dinner table on Christmas Day and someone is not there because of an act of drink- or drug-driving.

“Our message is simple: don’t mix drink or drugs with driving, it’s not worth the risk. Members of the public can help us take these drivers off the roads by passing us vital information.”

During last year’s campaign 297 people were arrested on suspicion of drink/drug driving.

To report a driver, call 101 or text 80999 with details of the vehicle, driver, location and times.

Thames Valley Police will be hosting an online discussion about the issue from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday at http://thamesvp.coverpage.

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