Hampshire Constabulary to put on extra patrols in June to catch drink-drivers

Drink-drive campaign gets underway

Drink-drive campaign gets underway

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A CAMPAIGN to catch drink-drivers has started in Hampshire.

The month-long campaign, which started today, will focus on those motorists who get in their vehicles the morning after drinking.

Extra patrols will take place and every driver involved in a collision will be breathalysed as a matter of course.

Superintendent Lucy Hutson, head of roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire, said: “After just four pints of lager, you may not be safe to drive for up to 13 hours, so whether you are drinking in the afternoon at a summer barbecue, drinking while you watch a World Cup football game or going out for a few drinks in the evening, make sure you are safe to drive.

“Just because you haven’t had a drink for a few hours, it doesn’t mean all the alcohol has left your system and you can drive, you are still likely to be over the limit.”

During last year, 59 people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were killed or seriously injured in crashes where a person was impaired by alcohol.

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12:48pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Upontheroof says...

Drink drivers are the scuzz of the earth. Hopefully as well as catching them it will also catch other idiots who drive illegally and with illegal vehicles.

Minimum 5 year ban, confiscate the vehicle then sell it (if it's worth anything) to pay for the costs. Job done and idiots will think twice before doing it again ....
Drink drivers are the scuzz of the earth. Hopefully as well as catching them it will also catch other idiots who drive illegally and with illegal vehicles. Minimum 5 year ban, confiscate the vehicle then sell it (if it's worth anything) to pay for the costs. Job done and idiots will think twice before doing it again .... Upontheroof
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