Warning to Salisbury motorists after rise in drink driving

Warning to Salisbury motorists after rise in drink driving

Published by Jack Deery at 3:15pm 18th March 2020.

2 minute read

The force say there have been an increase in numbers over the previous few weeks.

So far, in March, there have been 16 people arrested in the Salisbury area for drink driving. 

This includes ten just in the last week

With twelve being caught in January and February combined, this rise means Salisbury Police are now urging people to not take the risk.

Drink driving is never worth the risk
Drivers are being urged to not take the risk

Inspector Pete Sparrow said: 

"I'd like to remind people of the dangers you are putting yourself and others in if you make the decision to drink drive.

The consequences of being caught drink or drug-driving can include a 12-month driving ban, a large fine, a criminal record, and serious implications for insurance premiums, once the offender can drive again. It can also have a huge impact on personal lifestyle, with people losing their jobs and suffering relationship breakdowns.

Not only that, but choosing to drink drive could result in serious injury, or worse, to you, your passengers and other road users.

Drink driving will simply never be acceptable and the actions of a minority can place a huge strain on the emergency services, at a time when we can ill afford to do so."

Anyone looking to report any incidents should call police on 101 and select option four, for the drink drive hotline.

For any emergencies, still call 999. 

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