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Lancashire Police’s annual drink and drug driving campaign returns

Posted on - 2nd December, 2021 - 10:48am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Police cars in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Police cars in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Lancashire Police’s annual drink and drug driving campaign has launched today (Wednesday, December 1).

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Police are reminding people to stay safe, look after each other and make it home for Christmas.

Police will be out and about over the coming month targeting people who get behind the wheel whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Officers will be stopping drivers at checkpoints and conducting roadside breath and drug tests, as well as targeting people where intelligence suggests they may be driving under the influence.

Anybody found to be over the limit a will face the full force of the law. Drivers risk up to six months imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a substantial driving ban if they are caught driving while above the legal limit.

Anyone who causes a death while drink or drug driving faces up to 14 years imprisonment.

If you do suspect someone is drink or drug driving, call 101 or contact doitonline.lancashire.police.uk. 

Alternatively you can tell Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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