Police drink drive warning

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A series of arrests for drink driving through December has prompted Leicestershire Police to warn people not to drink and get behind the wheel over Christmas.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, who is heading up a regional drink drive campaign across the East Midlands police forces, said: “Already this month drivers have risked both their lives, and those of innocent people. It’s not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drive around the clock patrols will catch you.

“You don’t have to feel drunk to be too drunk to drive. Even a small amount of alcohol affects your response times.”

The penalty for being caught driving while over the limit is a fixed penalty fine, potential driving ban and possible prison sentence.