Just one drink can kill!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Just one drink can kill! thumbnailNever EVER drink and drive. CC52-58s

JUST one alcoholic drink during the so-called Season of Good Cheer could kill, police have warned.
Speaking at the launch of the annual winter drink-drive operation earlier this month, the PSNI's
Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said: "Our message is very simple; Never EVER drink and drive. Just one drink can impair your decision making. Just one drink can cause a collision. Just one drink could kill.
“Across the country, road policing officers, local and neighbourhood policing teams and our TSG colleagues will again be using legislation introduced last year, to set up vehicle checkpoints and carrying out random breath tests as very visible, physical deterrent.
“We are determined to catch those people who take life-threatening, unacceptable, and simply stupid risks."
Police also published a report compiled by the Operation Support Department Statistician, detailing statistics on Drink and Drug Driving in Northern Ireland for the last five years.
Quoting information from the report, Assistant Chief Constable Gray said: "During last year's operation, we carried out over 12,600 preliminary breath tests at the roadside.
“At one end of the spectrum, we stopped drivers who were so drunk, they could barely talk, never mind drive.
*Read the full feature in this week's Chronicle


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