Police say ‘drink driving is completely unacceptable’ as people start to go out following the lifting of Covid restrictions

Humberside Police is asking for all drivers to carefully consider their mode of transport before and after a night of drinking, following the lifting of Covid restrictions.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 9:51 am
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 9:56 am
The force is asking for people to call 101 to report any people suspected of drink driving in your area, or call 999 if a crime is currently taking place.The force is asking for people to call 101 to report any people suspected of drink driving in your area, or call 999 if a crime is currently taking place.

The force is reminding people that drink drivers could face an unlimited fine, a 12-month ban from driving, a criminal record and even time in prison.

Roads Policing Inspector Heather Cawson said: “Drink driving is completely unacceptable, with not only the drivers life threatened but also innocent drivers and pedestrians who share the roads with these offenders.

“Drink drivers can face an unlimited fine, a 12 month ban from driving, a criminal record and time in prison, as well as the guilt of potentially endangering another person’s life.

“If you are out drinking with friends, catching up with a loved one, or celebrating with family, book a taxi or arrange transport home which doesn’t involve you behind the wheel.

“You also have to consider your alcohol consumption if you plan on driving the next day.

“It takes an hour to process a single unit of alcohol and whilst you may try to sleep, eat or shower the alcohol off, the only thing that can sober you up is time.

“If you are caught drink driving it’s not just your licence that you risk – it could be your whole future.

“The force is asking for people to call 101 to report any people suspected of drink driving in your area, or call 999 if a crime is currently taking place.

“That call could quite easily save lives.”