Drink-drive car wreck to be displayed in Portsmouth

Pic of smashed car as part of Hampshire Police drink driving campaign
Pic of smashed car as part of Hampshire Police drink driving campaign
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REVELLERS will witness the dangers of drink-driving first-hand tonight as the wreck of a car in which a woman died is displayed in Portsmouth’s Guildhall square.

Hampshire police are putting the blue Vauxhall Corsa on show throughout the county - with the permission of the 23-year-old victim’s family - as part of their hard-hitting Don’t Get Smashed campaign.

The woman - whose family wishes to remain anonymous - was less than a mile from her Hampshire home when she was involved in a late-night smash with a van.

She died instantly in the crash in November last year.

Tests later revealed she was four times the drink-drive limit.

The Safer Portsmouth Partnership - made up of police, firefighters, the council and other organisations - will also be on-hand tonight, urging people to ‘Take the Pledge’ by signing up not to drink-and-drive.

People can also take the pledge by re-tweeting the @saferportsmouth pledge board photos on social networking website Twitter or by liking and/or sharing their pledge board pictures on Facebook..

Police say 64 people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the first 10 days of their annual campaign.

To report a suspected drink-driver text 80999 with details of the licence plate, where and when, direction of travel and any other information available.