Drink Driving

Thanks to the alertness of staff at a local shop in Tarleton this morning a female was arrested for being over the legal limit whilst in charge of a vehicle.

National research published by Drinkaware showed that some people have significantly increased their alcohol consumption at home during the lockdown. And while the initial lockdown saw dramatically fewer cars on the roads, loosening of restrictions means that traffic levels are almost back at normal levels, giving added cause for concern.

Information published by the road safety charity Brake shows that even when someone is only just over the legal limit they are still six times more likely to be involved in a fatal collision than someone who has drunk nothing.

You are more likely to be involved in a crash if you drink drive which could cause serious injury or death. The consequences of drink and driving can also include: • A minimum 12 month driving ban • A criminal record • A hefty fine • Up to six months in prison • A licence endorsement for 11 years.

All of which also result in increased car insurance costs, or loss of employment.

The public are encouraged to report drink and drug drivers, providing as much information as possible so they can be investigated.

Stay Safe, Neil PC 7176

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