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Plea for Wiltshire pubs to do their bit to tackle drink driving

Plea for Wiltshire pubs to do their bit to tackle drink driving

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:42am 10th December 2019.

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Inspector Mark Freeman, of the Roads Policing Unit, has written an open letter to landlords across the county.

As the festive season gets in full swing so too does Wiltshire Police's annual crackdown on drink driving, this year the force is encouraging landlords to help stressing "we cannot do it alone."

"Please do whatever you can to prevent drink driving amongst customers leaving your premises-offer to order a taxi to anyone you think may be considering driving while intoxicated and consider displaying posters around your premises to remind your customers of the dangers of drink driving."

The letter also makes special mention of rural areas where a large percentage of drink driving offences happen.

"We are aware that a lot of drivers think they can drink at country pubs and drive home without being caught on quiet, country roads. However, these roads can be difficult to drive along on the best of days with lack of lighting, narrow lanes and wildlife."

Wiltshire Police say they will be taking a robust approach to drink drivers and will be conducting a number of dedicated drink and drug drive operations.

Here's the full letter:

 

Wiltshire Police drink driver letter 2019

HOW TO REPORT A SUSPECTED DRINK/DRUG DRIVER:

Call Wiltshire Police on 101 and select option 4 for the special hotline

In an emergency you should always call 999.

Drink and Drug driving - driver - breathalyser (Hampshire Police)
Wiltshire Police stress the safest option is to not drink at all.

Last weekend Hampshire Constabulary launched their Drink Drive Campaign.

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