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Summer drink and drug drive campaign 2012


12:01am 1st June 2012

With an exciting summer of sport ahead North Yorkshire Police is launching its annual summer drink and drug drive campaign.

The campaign kicks off on Friday 1st June, one week before Euro 2012 begins and officers are keen to get their vitally important anti-drink and drug drive message across to the public.

Many people will be going out to pubs, bars and clubs or having barbeques at home throughout the tournament, particularly when England are playing, and are likely to have a few drinks.

It is essential that people realise the dangers that drink and drug driving pose and make alternative arrangements to get home.

It is also important that people report drink and drug driving to the police or Crimestoppers. Everyone has a responsibility to help put a stop to drink and drug drivers who put lives at risk every time they get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

At the launch:

  • Officers will be handing out thousands of red cards carrying information about the devastating impact of drink driving to members of the public
  • Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal and Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer will be available for interview
  • Drug Recognition Expert Yvonne Taylor will be available for interview
  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service officers will be in attendance along with a crashed Subaru Impreza which belonged to a drink driver
  • North Yorkshire Police's force Chaplain will be available to talk about the impact drink and drug driving can have on the families of victims
  • Road Safety Officers form the 95Alive York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership will be available for interview
  • Paramedics from the ambulance service will be available to talk about what they are faced with at the scene of a serious or fatal collision
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