Summer drink-drive crackdown set to start
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.