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Police In Drink Driving Crackdown

Tuesday December 18 2012

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POLICE in Barnsley have warned they are cracking down on drink driving over the festive period.

The initiative is part of a national crackdown by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), which aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured by those who drink and drive.

Figures show that 15 per cent of all road fatalities are caused by drunk drivers.

Chief Inspector for Roads Policing Stuart Walne said: “Drink driving causes collisions and kills people. It is an all year round issue that takes on a special relevance and poignancy at this time of year.

“South Yorkshire Police will conduct roadside tests at various times throughout the day at a number of different locations, not just at pub closing times. If you have been out drinking at night you must be aware that you could still be over the limit the morning afterwards and may still not be in full control of your car.

“If you know someone that regularly drives whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol I would urge you to contact South Yorkshire Police by telephoning 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”.

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