Lincolnshire Police launch ‘Think Don’t Drink’ campaign

Lincolnshire Police will be naming those caught drink driving from today until the New Year, following the launch of a new campaign.

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‘Think Don’t Drink’ – which also sees those driving under the influence of drugs identified – comes after recent figures from the Press Association found that Lincolnshire Police prosecutes the highest numbers of drink drivers in the UK per head of population.

The force made over 1,000 arrests for drink driving in the last year and over 150 for driving under the influence of drugs – of which nearly 70% of those people were charged.

Inspector Ewan Gell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“Drink-driving is still a problem in Lincolnshire but we are very good at catching offenders.  I sincerely hope we don’t have to name a single person over these two weeks.

“Driving under the influence can be deadly, claims and ruins lives but is easily avoidable,” he said.

Inspector Gell went on to add: “Do not consume a drop if you are driving and be wary the morning after as you could still be over the limit.

“If we pull you over the consequences could be a losing your licence, a criminal record or even a prison sentence.”

Those interested in finding out more about the campaign can follow the #ThinkDontDrink hashtag on Twitter.

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