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Summer drink driving campaign reaches 100 arrests

Lincolnshire Police (3015039)
Lincolnshire Police (3015039)

Lincolnshire police have arrested 102 people in the county for driving under the influence of drink or drugs this summer.

While police said they were fully supportive of people enjoying themselves with friends and their families, officers warned that peoples lives were being put at risk.

Detective Inspector Ewan Gell said: “Just one poor decision can cost you your license or have far more serious consequences.

"If you are enjoying a few drinks please nominate a designated driver, and if you have plans to drive the next morning, bare this in mind and don’t take chances as we could be asking you to blow into a breathalyser.”

Members of the public can report a drink or drug driver by sending a text message.

Simply text 'DRINK' to 80800 with details of who is doing this, their vehicle registration, and where the person will be drinking.

Officers will then use this information to stop and take appropriate action.

This is only to be used for non-emergency cases.

If people see a drink or drug driver actually driving, they should call 999 immediately.

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