Police target morning drink-drivers

Police have launched a new campaign against drink driving
Police have launched a new campaign against drink driving
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DRIVERS thinking about getting behind the wheel after drinking too much the bight before are warned by police – it’s not worth the risk.

Hampshire and Thames Valley police launch their annual summer drink-driving crackdown tomorrow and are targeting ‘morning after’ drivers who are still over the limit.

Every driver involved in a collision will also be breathalysed as a matter of course.

Police are reminding motorists that receiving a conviction for drink or drug driving could ruin their lives.

Supt Lucy Hutson, head of roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire said: ‘Is it worth the risk? The answer is simple, no it isn’t.

‘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, 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.’

Extra patrols will be carried out during the crackdown.