Drink driving warning issued across Crow Country

PUBLISHED: 12:15 02 June 2011

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WITH the weather warming and the temptation to have a couple of beers rising with the temperature, police have issued a stark warning to motorists not to drink and drive.

Both forces who police Crow Country have launched campaigns to catch drunk drivers.

As of this week both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Constabularies will be running spot checks to breath test drivers across the area.

Roads policing inspector for Cambridgeshire police Chris Skepper said: “As the weather warms up and the days get longer, we traditionally see an increase in the number of people driving under the influence of alcohol.

“It is simply not acceptable for people to risk the lives of others because they are having too much fun.”

At the same time Hertfordshire Constabulary will be combating both drink and drug driving on the county’s roads.

Officers have been briefed to carry out breath tests and impairment tests on all drivers at every accident they attend. They will also be on the lookout for any one committing a driving offence.

Chief Insp Donna Pierce, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Road Policing Unit, said: “With the warmer weather come barbecues, parties, and days out in the sunshine, but it’s important this relaxed atmosphere doesn’t extend to people’s attitudes towards drinking and driving.

“Our message is drink or drug driving won’t be tolerated in Hertfordshire.

“If you want to enjoy a drink this summer, make sure you arrange a safe way to get home.”

Last year’s campaign saw 125 people arrested for testing positive or failing a breath test in Hertfordshire.

In Cambridgeshire there were 105.


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