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Anti Drink Drug Campaign Launched in North Yorkshire


10:35am 31st May 2013
(Updated 10:41am 31st May 2013)

North Yorkshire Police and the 95Alive York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership is urging the public to get behind this summer’s drink and drug drive crackdown and help to make the county’s roads safer.

The partnership, which involves North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire County Council, the fire service and the ambulance service, has launched a new campaign encouraging people to ‘dob in a drink driver’ and ‘grass on a drug driver’.

The message will appear on beer mats in pubs and bars throughout North Yorkshire and the City of York to remind people that one phone call can help to save lives.

A drink and drug driver counter has also been added to the North Yorkshire Police website to document how many people have been arrested throughout the year.

The counter will also contain information naming and shaming anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

During past campaigns police have found that information received from the public has been very useful in helping to target drink and drug drivers.

Community intelligence coupled with dedicated and targeted police patrols can help to save lives this summer.

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