With us at the mid December of this year’s extended Winter Drink Drug drive campaign Leicestershire Police have arrested 64 drink and 23 drug drivers, along with 4 who failed to provide, and including one person who was recorded over four and half times the legal limit!
While forty nine of those arrests have been made in Leicester city (32 drink, 13 drug and 4 fails), drivers have also been detained across the Leicestershire and Rutland, these arrests include people of all ages, backgrounds and communities.
Jonathan Clarkson, spokesperson for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership said, “I wanted to remind people to think about booking a taxi, using public transport or having a designated sober driver as the only safe way to get home and not to risk starting the New Year with a drink drug drive conviction.”
This year’s campaign has been launched earlier to coincide with the World Cup and the campaign will end on 1st January, however, Police patrols will still operate around the clock stopping those drivers who are unfit behind the wheel and helping to make our roads safer.
If you see someone who appears to be a drink or drug driver enter a vehicle to drive away, make a note of the registration plate and the direction of travel and call your local police on 101 or make a make a free and anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.