Kent Police participating in drink and drug driving campaign

Kent Police participating in drink and drug driving campaign

 

Motorists are being urged to drive safely during the festive period as part of a national campaign targeting those who take the real risk of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

Starting on 1 December officers from Kent Police will be out in force across the county, following an intelligence led approach to target those who recklessly drink and drug drive.

 

They will be proactively patrolling and targeting high risk locations to identify and prosecute motorists who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

 

Officers will be carrying out breath tests, roadside drug swipes and field impairment tests at all times during the day and night to ensure those who break the law are arrested, charged and put before the courts.

 

Sergeant Ben Brennan from Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: ‘At this time of year we know everyone wants to go out and enjoy themselves but we ask people to do so responsibly and to make arrangements to get home safely.

 

‘Drivers are not only risking their own life, but the lives of their passengers as well as other innocent motorists or pedestrians.

 

‘As always our message remains the same – there is no excuse for driving under the influence.