Police ask public to report drink drivers this summer

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SUSSEX police are asking the public to support their summer crack-down by reporting drink-drivers.

Throughout June police across the county will be stepping up their usual activities to crack down on people who think driving while under the influence is acceptable and take those over the limit off the roads.

And they have warned they will not just focus on busy town centres, but also rural locations, where motorists often make a relatively short journey home from a country pub.

Anyone with thinks a motorist is about to get behind the wheel and may be over the drink drive limit can make a report by text on 65999.

Reports should contain as much information as possible - ideally the vehicle’s make/model/colour and number plate, geographical location, and date/time driver is expected to be on the road.

Reports can also be made via 999 if the activity is currently taking place or 101 if it is not an emergency.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas said: “These drink drive checks are part of routine business for us but during this month we will be holding more visible checks and working to educate motorists.

“During the summer months people often get caught up in the excitement of the sunshine and enjoy an alcoholic drink outside, in a pub garden or on the beach, without thinking about the consequences if they then decide to drive.

“Drink driving will not be tolerated in Sussex, not only is it against the law but it is known to result in death or injury to either yourself or others. “

Last year’s campaign saw 117 drivers arrested.