The latest round of drink driving check sites from Lancashire Police comes swiftly after some 187 people were arrested over a 2 week random stop campaign.
Police have already stated that these figures are “extremely disappointing.”
Lancashire has been deemed one of the country’s hot spots for alcohol-related road traffic accident. Figures have shown that more than 300 accidents a year happen across the county, where at least 1 driver or rider have been drinking.
A Spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “Driving when you are over the legal alcohol limit is a serious criminal offence.
“Bearing in mind alcohol affects everyone differently, our advice is don’t drink any alcohol at all if you are planning to drive and think twice about getting in the car the morning after a night of drinking too – you could still be over the limit.
“The consequences of drinking and driving are high. At twice the current legal limit you are at least 50 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. If convicted of a drink driving offence you will have a criminal record, you will not be allowed to drive for at least a year, you could lose your job and you could dramatically increase your insurance costs.”
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