Police release video of drink-driver’s car wreckage

Taxi driver’s fury after car is damaged near city home

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THE first of four harrowing videos showing the dangers of drink-driving have been released by police this morning.

The three minute 43 second clip has been made by Hampshire Constabulary as part of its Don’t Get Smashed campaign.

It is the first of four that will be released each day this week.

This video features an interview with Sergeant Jay Hewes, who was the first to arrive at an accident in November last year, in which a 23-year-old Hampshire woman was killed after drink-driving.

He said: ‘It’s always horrendous to see a loss of life, particularly when it’s a young person and in this instance a young female, which was very distressing to myself.

‘My advice to drink-drivers at this time of the year would be simply do not do it.

‘There are a variety of ways that you can get around and still have a good time.

‘One of those is of course to use public transport, you’ve got the ability to be able to get cabs, and also designate a driver.’

As previously reported, the woman, whose family wishes to remain anonymous, died after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a van.

She was four times over the drink-drive limit and died instantly.

This Christmas her father is supporting the police force’s Don’t Get Smashed drink-drive campaign to deter other people from driving after a drink.

The blue Vauxhall Corsa she was driving is also being displayed at various points across the county, to provide a stark reminder about the dangers of getting behind the wheel after a drink.

The car will be stopping in Portsmouth on the following dates:

· Wednesday, December 12, Guildhall Walk.

· Friday, December 21, Gunwharf Quays.