Help catch drink drivers

Police have made drink drive arrests EMN-180716-095725001
Police have made drink drive arrests EMN-180716-095725001

Police are asking for the public’s help in targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink and drugs.

People are being urged to help catch those under the influence by using the confidential reporting line - 0800 032 0845, which is available 24/7 - or by going online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-anti-social-driving.

Sergeant Ian Manley, casualty reduction officer in the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “People may be reading this and have concerns about someone they know who may be drink driving, or notice someone who regularly drives their vehicle home from the pub despite having several drinks.

“We’re asking people to help us make the roads a safer place for everyone, and to report any drink or drug driving concerns on our confidential reporting line.

“Unfortunately, there are still people who think it is acceptable to drive under the influence of drink or drugs.

“While doing this, they risk not only their own lives but also those of any passengers and other road users.”

Between July 2017 and May this year, 787 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

If convicted, motorists could lose their licence, be fined up to £5,000 and even face a prison sentence.