An annual crackdown aimed at putting the brakes on drink-driving in Derbyshire got into gear last Monday. Derbyshire Constabulary is taking part in the national month-long summer campaign, which runs from June 1st to 30th. As part of the crackdown, police across the county will be breath-testing drivers, with a focus on those who get behind the wheel the morning after a night out.
Last year, 273 drivers were stopped in the June campaign, with 44 testing positive, refusing to take the breath test or failing it. Anyone caught and convicted of drink-driving will get a criminal record, lose their driving licence for at least a year and can even risk losing their job.
The campaign is aimed at highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and the devastation it can cause. A video produced by Derbyshire Constabulary and featuring graphic images of road traffic collisions has also been re-issued for the campaign.
To report a drink-driver contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you witness an offence taking place call 999.