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Films show effect of drink and drug-driving

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A SERIES of hard-hitting films spelling out the heartbreaking consequences of drink and drug-driving are being released by Hampshire Police.

This year, the police campaign focuses on the story of Evey Staley, 10, who was killed when her parents’ car was hit by another car being driven by a dunk driver who was also using drugs.

As reported, her death prompted Hampshire Constabulary’s purple ribbon campaign to stop drunk and drug-drivers.

In the first video, released today, Evey’s mum and dad speak of the unbearable decision to switch off Evey’s life support machine. Further videos are being released every day through Hampshire Constabulary’s YouTube and social media channels.

Inspector Andy Storey, heading the campaign, said: ‘They are extremely emotive and painful to watch. But that is nothing compared to the pain and suffering the Staley family continue to experience.

‘Drink and drug-driving ruins lives.

‘If you know someone who drink drives or takes drugs before getting behind the wheel, I would strongly urge you to get in touch anonymously by text on 80999 or by calling police.

‘You could save a life.’

 

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