December the 1st will see the police yearly operation to educate, combat and raise awareness of the dangers of drink and or drug-driving this festive season – Last year a total of 240 drivers were arrested in Sussex during the December month long campaign.
Each year local teams take to the roads in and around your towns to help keep you safe and target those who still each year, continue to ignore the dangers or drink or drug driving.
In addition to checks 365 days a year, they have an increased focus around Summer and Christmas, with details of people convicted as part of the campaign being published on the website.Those prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, should also be prepared to face the consequences; these could include: A minimum 12 month ban, an unlimited fine, a possible prison sentence, a criminal record; which could affect your current and future employment, an increase in your car insurance, and may encounter troubles travelling to countries such as the USA.
If you suspect someone of drink or drug-driving, you can text officers on 65999 with the details including vehicle registration, locations, descriptions and times, not just over the Christmas period but all year around, or visit the Operation Crackdown website www.operationcrackdown.org/
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, always cal