Sum­mer drink-drive crack­down set to start

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

PO­LICE forces across the UK be­gin their sum­mer crack­down on drink and drug driv­ing this Sun­day.

In Coven­try and War­wick­shire checks will be car­ried out at all times of the day and night and on all types of road.

Over the past three years, 81 people have been killed or se­ri­ously in­jured in War­wick­shire as a re­sult of collisions in­volv­ing drink or drugs.

A War­wick­shire Po­lice spokesman said: “Dur­ing the sum­mer months and over the World Cup pe­riod people may be in sit­u­a­tions where they are drink­ing more than usual.

“The risk of be­ing caught or be­ing in­volved in a col­li­sion af­ter drink­ing and driv­ing sim­ply isn’t worth it.”

The max­i­mum penalty for caus­ing death by care­less driv­ing when un­der the in­flu­ence of drink or drugs is 14 years in prison, an un­lim­ited fine, a two-year driv­ing ban and a manda­tory ex­tended driv­ing test.

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