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Do you know someone who drives under the influence of drink or drugs?

5 June 2017 Local News

Staffordshire Police need your help to catch people that are irresponsible and drive whilst over the alcohol limit or on drugs.

Throughout June officers will be participating in a national Drink Drug Drive campaign where they will be proactively targeting those people who choose to drive under the influence.

However, to improve their chances of success, they need your help to tell them who does this so that they can catch them in the act.

If you know someone who regularly has a few drinks before getting behind the wheel of a car, or a recreational drug user who sees no harm in driving under the influence, please let the Police know.

Your report can be 100% anonymous via Crimestoppers (0800 555 111) or you can call Staffordshire Police on 101 any time of the day or night.

Inspector Matt Derrick, of the Tactical Support Department, said: “Sadly there are still some drivers that choose to take drugs or drink before getting behind the wheel. If you are over the legal limit, you are much more likely to cause an accident that would most likely result in death or serious injury. If you know someone that makes this choice, please do the right thing and let us know so we can prevent something terrible happening.”

Officers from Matt’s team will use the intelligence you provide to catch people likely to be over the limit. Anyone caught could get six months imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving ban for at least one year.


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