Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Drink Drive Warning

news_beer_pint.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:33am 13th June 2014
(Updated 6:33am 13th June 2014)

Cornwall gets a World Cup booze warning.

It is as police launch their annual summer crackdown on drink driving.

Last year rates went up from 17% to 21%.

Now officers are reminding us to take it easy for the big matches, especially with the commute to work the next day.

Inspector Richard Pryce, Devon and Cornwall Police’s lead on roads policing, said: "Few people fully understand the social and personal consequences of being caught drink or drug driving.  It is clear many hear about the risk of crashing while driving impaired, but some still fail to act appropriately and have utter disregard for road safety and the lives of others.
 
"The increased likelihood of involvement in a collision means a high risk of death or serious injury.  If stop checked and found over the limit, the social consequences will severely impact on an individual’s life through the loss of a driving licence and possibly employment and potentially your home."
 
Those convicted of drink driving can expect to be banned for at least 12 months, receive a fine of up to £5,000 and/or six months in prison.  Collisions resulting in a fatality, where the driver is under the influence of alcohol, can carry a penalty of up to ten years in prison.
 
Inspector Pryce added:  "It is crucial drivers heed the message and understand the consequences of driving while still unfit through drink.  We want everyone to enjoy the World Cup but the scheduling times of some matches means there is potential for people to drink later into the night.  In the morning they may drive at the normal time without considering whether they may be over the drink drive limit.
 
"The consequences of making a choice to drive whilst unfit through drink or drugs are serious, for you, your family, your friends and for the rest of your life.  I urge anyone to think incredibly carefully about driving if they have consumed alcohol or drugs.  The risks are certainly not worth taking.  The potential is you could take a life, yours or someone else’s.
 
"Alcohol can remain in the system for a long time after you’ve had your last drink, something many of those who drive the morning after don’t count on or realise. If anyone is driving early the morning following, please drink responsibly the day or night before."
 
In June 2013, there were 789 drink drive tests conducted in Devon and Cornwall of which 166 were positive, refused or failed (21%).  This compares to June 2012 when 817 tests were conducted of which 135 were positive, refused or failed (17%).
 
If you have any information about drink/drug driving in your area, please call the police on 101, email 101@devonandcornwall.police.uk or in an emergency always call 999.
 
Alternatively you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

6:33am 13th June 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
internet computer

WATCH: Cybercrime Warnings For Cornwall

These three words could protect thousands online this Christmas...

drink drug drive campaign

WATCH: Cornwall's Christmas Drink-Drive Crackdown

Police are carrying out breath and sobriety tests on our roadsides

Most read
police line

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

Top articles

One Person Treated As Car Ends Up On Its Roof

Cornwall News: Firefighters scrambled to reports they were trapped in St Ives

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Final Brexit deal needs MPs' backing, says senior Tory Dominic Grieve

National News: A Brexit deal hammered out between the UK and Brussels would have to be approved by Parliament, a former government legal chief has told Sky News.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

AA Gill's last article reveals life-extending drug was too expensive

Showbiz News: Revered critic AA Gill described in his final article how the NHS was unable to give him potentially life-extending cancer treatment.

Paolo Gentiloni named as Italy's new prime minister

World News: Italy has gotten its fifth prime minister in as many years - after the resignation of Matteo Renzi in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat.

Russian Olympic team 'corrupted London 2012 on unprecedented scale'

Sports News: The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London 2012 Games on an "unprecedented scale", an independent investigation has found.

Fancy a snooze? Edinburgh University students back £10k 'nap pods' on campus

Strange News: Students at Edinburgh University have voted in favour of installing "nap pods" in an effort to beat sleep deprivation.

Newer article

VIDEO: Fresh Lead In Body On The Beach Mystery

Cornwall News: Police say man found dead on Perranporth was in Newquay hours earlier

Older article

VIDEO: Sennen Shark Encounter

Cornwall News: Basking shark filmed close to swimmer

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.