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PremierLeague-News.Com - Durham Constabulary have released footage of drink drivers as the force warns against getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Police have released shocking footage of bumbling drivers who have been caught drunk behind the wheel. The footage includes one driver completely unaware they have run over a street sign - showing the real life implications of drink driving could have more serious consequences. Durham Constabulary ’s eye-opening reel shows the disastrous effects of jumping in the car after even just a few pints or a cheeky gin, as officers target people who ignore the law in the run up to Christmas, putting lives at risk. Read more: Consett thug left drinking partner with fractured skull after kicking him in the head “Whilst we tackle this issue all year round, it is more likely at Christmas time that people may get behind the wheel after a drink,” said inspector Kevin Salter, at Durham Constabulary “It is extremely frustrating as a roads policing officer that some motorists still choose to drive under the influence of drink or drugs in the knowledge that their actions could kill or seriously injure someone else’s loved one.
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.” Anyone caught driving over the legal limit faces six months in prison, an unlimited fine, and a substantial driving ban, while anyone who causes death while drink or drug driving could be jailed for up to 14 years. An estimated 200 fatal drink drive collisions were reported in 2020, the most recent date available from the UK government, unchanged from the previous year. Read Next Relentless shop thief with 370 past convictions strikes 17 times in a month - but avoids jail Newcastle man's angry outburst sent neighbour flying to ground after shoving door at him Grandad headbutted woman and assaulted two others when Lemington neighbour dispute turned violent Benton lout broke officer's finger by punching and hitting him with cans of lager Hexham sex attacker convicted of 'horrifying' attack on teen victim
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