Drink driving will not be tolerated on Sudbury's road
By SudburyPeople | Saturday, July 14, 2012, 16:22
SUDBURYS DRIVERS and other motorists in Suffolk are being warned about the dangers of drink driving.
The warning from Suffolk Police comes after the results of their Summer Drink Drive campaign were released.
Police officers across Suffolk conducted 951 breath tests from June 1. Twenty-seven of the 82 people that tested positive had been involved in a collision.
Sgt Paul Ward of the Collision Reduction Team said: "Driving when over the legal limit is incredibly dangerous and these results demonstrate exactly that. Those offending need to realise that they are not just putting themselves at risk but other innocent road users as well. This is a very serious issue and can have severe consequences."
During the same campaign last year officers conducted 507 breath tests, of which 111 were positive, meaning failed tests have fallen this year by 13.3%.
The highest percentage failure was amongst males aged 25 and over, where 9.4% of all breath tests were failed.
Sgt Ward added: "It is good to see an improvement in the figures, especially with the European Championships and the Queen's Jubilee being held during the campaign. However, we must not rest on our laurels and have to acknowledge the fact that just under ten percent of drivers tested were above the legal limit."
"This year more tests were carried out than during last year's campaign and I hope that acts as a warning to motorists - if you drink and drive you should not think you will get away with it. If you break the law and drive over the limit our officers will be waiting to catch you.
If you expect someone of drink-driving you can either report them to police or Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.