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Pubs back anti drink drive

Ant drink drive campaing launches at The Dove in Bury. Pictured are Roger Waters, landlord, Insp Bruce Gent, Tim Passmore, PCC, Iain Watson SCC Road Safety, Cllr Graham Newman and Sgt Paul Ward

Ant drink drive campaing launches at The Dove in Bury. Pictured are Roger Waters, landlord, Insp Bruce Gent, Tim Passmore, PCC, Iain Watson SCC Road Safety, Cllr Graham Newman and Sgt Paul Ward

Suffolk and Norfolk Police have launched their annual drink drive campaign aimed to cut down on people breaking the law this Christmas,

Under the campaign Suffolk pubs will be supporting the message by offering cut price soft drinks, teas and coffees to designated drivers.

Police will be stopping drivers suspected of drink driving and breath testing them. They will also test all drivers involved in collisisons.

Some 88 motorists were over the legal limit after being breath tested by police last year.

Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership has been inviting licensees to sign up to the campaign. Inspector Bruce Gent, of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: “When drivers are prosecuted for drink or drug driving or are involved in road traffic collisions because of drink or drugs the effect on their lives, their employment and their families is devastating.”

Tim Passmore, Police Commissioner, said he found it ‘staggering’ that people still risked lives drink driving.

 

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