Drink and Drug Driver Campaign

Alert message sent 17/12/2018 21:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police


More than 30 motorists were arrested during the first week of a Christmas drink and drug drive campaign in the county and now Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are set up to step up the efforts to highlight the dangers and educate people about the risks and consequences.

A total of 32 motorists were arrested across the county for drink driving during the first seven days of December, with a further six motorists arrested for drug driving. Of the 38 arrests, one motorist was arrested for drink and drug driving.

Of the 38 motorists arrested a total of 24 were charged and bailed to appear at court, 11 were released under investigation and three were refused charge.

The drivers wee arrested in the following areas: Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottingham, Daybrook, Worksop, Newark, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Carlton, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Chilwell, West Bridgford, Hucknall and Bulwell.

Following last years successful joint Christmas drink drive campaign our friendly officers will again be encouraging people to take part in some interactive sobriety tests, including being challenged to try on a pair of beer goggles and walk in a straight line, simulating how alcohol can affect your reactions and impair your ability to drive.

They'll be on hand to give feedback and advice to participants following the tests, with the aim of educating people not just about the dangers of drink and drug driving but also the "Fatal 4" offences - namely speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt, drink driving and using a mobile phone while driving.

It's all part of out joint awareness-raising campaign which has the slogan 'You may like a drink...but no-one likes a drink driver'.

On average 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in a drink drive collision.

During our campaign last December we carried out 654 breath tests, resulting in 140 arrests and investigations.

See our website for information on how to report a drink or drug driver.
https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/drink-driving

Please enjoy the festive period but be safe and sensible.
Message sent by
Laura Cooper (Police, PCSO 4910, Radford Road)
Attached files
File nameFile size
uploaded_image_17_12_2018_21_43_14.jpg65.2 KB

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
 
National Business Crime Forum ACPO Cyber Essentials Plus Business Crime messaging Neighbourhood Alert
Buy SSL Certificate