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Drink Drive Summer Warning

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7:00am 3rd June 2013

Pirate FM has learnt a third of motorists caught drink-driving in Cornwall and Devon are under thirty-five.

Police in the Duchy are starting their summer crack down.

It will mean breathalysing anyone caught in a crash - or who is pulled over.

The intention is to raise motorists’ awareness of the social and personal consequences of being caught drink or drug driving. 

Whilst many will hear of the risks around driving whilst under the influence and the devasating consequences of involvement in a collision with death or serious injury resulting, there are social consequences as well. They include losing your licence, losing your job and losing your home.
A conviction for drink driving can:
• significantly increase your motor insurance premiums.
• damage your career and/or lose you your job.
• prevent you from travelling in certain countries.
• earn you a fine, driving ban or even a prison sentence.
• cause death or injury to you or another person.
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 where someone dies can carry a penalty of up to ten years in prison.

Inspector Richard Pryce said: “We want to continue highlighting how making a wrong decision when you’ve been drinking can have serious consequences for you, your family, your friends and the rest of your life. Making any journey while over the legal limit could have disasterous consequences and will result in the driver being arrested – it’s not worth the risk.
“In recent years, young people in particular have featured more highly in detection figures. We are seeing more drivers in general who are over the limit during the daytime and we will ensure our tests are not just focused on the evenings and early mornings.”

In June 2012, there were 817 tests conducted with 172 (21%) found to be positive and of those, 58 (34%) were drivers under 25 years old.  In June 2011, there were 1,117 tests conducted, 188 (17%) were positive of which 66 (35%) were under 25.  These figures include tests conducted both after collisions and those not involving collisions.
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.

7:00am 3rd June 2013

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