Every eighth driver over the alcohol or drug limit finds a new police road safety campaign
A CHRISTMAS road safety campaign revealed that one in eight drivers was drunk or high in the first week.
Police, who launched a raid, stopped and tested 406 – arrested 51 under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
These included a woman who doubled the drinking limit and had a 10-month-old baby in her car.
A driver drank beer from a can.
Another was arrested twice in two days for impaired driving and had used cocaine.
Lancashire Police said: “It goes without saying that those arrested are the lucky ones – because they were not killed, seriously injured or held responsible for an innocent bystander being killed or injured.”
Anyone who causes a death under the influence of alcohol or drugs faces up to 14 years in prison.
Being caught over the limit risks up to six months in prison.
Police and Crime Inspector Andrew Snowden added: “The life-changing effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are simply not worth getting behind the wheel.
“This Christmas intensification builds on our proactive work to combat this type of inconsiderate behavior throughout the year.”
https://www.the-sun.com/motors/6834975/drivers-over-alcohol-or-drug-limit/ Every eighth driver over the alcohol or drug limit finds a new police road safety campaign