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THE public are urged to shop people they suspect of drink or drug driving to police in a crackdown.

Sussex Police has launched a month-long campaign to catch more dangerous drivers.

It comes after the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership revealed alcohol-related road accidents have costs the public £169.6m in the last five years.

In total 17 per cent of fatal crashes were alcohol–related in the period.

And 829 people have been arrested in Sussex for drink or drug driving so far this year – 50 of them after a crash.

Firefighters and local councils will work alongside the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership to conduct days of action across Sussex, high visibility mobile checks and covert checks during the campaign.

Chief Inspector Di Roskilly, said: ‘If you cause a serious injury or fatal accident then not only will you receive a sentence to reflect the result of your actions by the courts, you will also have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.’ Call 999 or 0845 6070999 and ask for the Operation Crackdown hotline.