Have a safe tour­na­ment

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

AND now for the se­ri­ous bit . . .

The Safer­Peter­bor­ough part­ner­ship is re­mind­ing mo­torists if they drink and drive dur­ing the World Cup they will be scor­ing an own goal in a play-off with a breathal­yser.

Spokesman Pep Cipri­ano said: “The World Cup is an ex­cit­ing time and with the many pubs and bars show­ing the games on large screens it will cre­ate an up-beat at­mos­phere.

“While we want ev­ery­one to en­joy this oc­ca­sion, there are no ex­cuses for drink and drug driv­ing. Those caught will have to face the as­so­ci­ated con­se­quences.

“Fans should also plan how they will travel to work the next morn­ing, re­mem­ber­ing that al­co­hol con­sumed at night may still af­fect their driv­ing the next day.

“They may feel OK, but could still be over the le­gal al­co­hol limit. Tak­ing a shower, drink­ing cof­fee or tak­ing other ‘sober­ing up’ an­ti­dotes will not help be­cause it is im­pos­si­ble for the body to process al­co­hol any faster.”

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