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Drink drivers not heeding police warnings

Friday 07 December 2018

Drink drivers not heeding police warnings

More people have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving as Guernsey Police continue their Christmas campaign to stop people getting behind the wheel drunk.

Of three arrested on Thursday night, one was suspected of being up to four times the legal drink drive limit following a breath test.

The other two gave lower readings but all were above the legal cap of 35.

Earlier in the week another person was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving while earlier in the campaign, four people were arrested for the crime last weekend. 

The arrests have happened across the island with police stop checks so far in places including North Esplanade, Queen's Road, Route de Sausmarez, Castle Road, Vale and at Cobo, along with other areas.

The anti drink-driving campaign has been co-ordinated by Roads Policing Sergeant Tom Marshall.

“Our campaign was launched with a video and a slogan," he said, "but the entire community needs to be aware that it is backed up with substantial resources and definitive action, as we have proved. Three people arrested for drink driving in a single day is a damning indictment of the attitude some people have towards their and other people’s safety. They will now be off the roads – and one is likely to be in prison within days. We have been very, very fortunate that non of these drink drivers have caused injuries or worse.

“Let me be clear: drink driving is unacceptable, and we are out there across the island – as the arrests have shown. Everyone who has been arrested so far will find their lives substantially altered because of their actions. Not only them, but their families too.

“There are many other options available to get home safely. Use them.”

Guernsey Police have reiterated that officers will be out doing road checks throughout this weekend and the coming days and weeks as part of the festive attempts to prevent drink driving.

They've also asked that if anyone suspects someone is drink-driving, to immediately call 999.

Pictured top: Guernsey Police are continuing their annual drink drive campaign. 

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