Shop a drink driver, say police

Police are urging members of the public to shop a drink driver and make Norfolk's roads safer.West Norfolk has been a blackspot in recent days, with a number of people arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Police are urging members of the public to shop a drink driver and make Norfolk's roads safer.

West Norfolk has been a blackspot in recent days, with a number of people arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

They include a woman driving through King's Lynn during the day with three children in her car and a man who was described by the arresting officer as ”without doubt the most drunk I have ever seen a person who has been behind the wheel of a car”.

In the last three days alone, eight people have been arrested for drink driving or failing to provide a specimen. Each has been charged and bailed to appear before local magistrates.

Western Area Roads Policing Inspector Julian Moulton said: “I can't emphasise enough how seriously this offence is taken. Despite our best efforts to educate people and raise the profile of the consequences of drink driving, some people are still determined to risk their own lives and other innocent road users by getting behind the wheel of a car when drunk.

“The recent arrests show that enforcement is on-going. We would urge the public to call in anyone they suspect of drink driving so that action may be taken.”

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During the annual anti drink-drive campaign from Friday December 1st to Sunday December 31st, more than 100 drivers across Norfolk were arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The aims of the campaign were to reduce the number and severity of casualties involved in road traffic collisions, to educate drivers of the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and to deter drivers who might be tempted to drink and drive.

Norfolk Constabulary continues to operate a drink drive freefone hotline on 0800 835835 which enables concerned members of the public to report people they suspect are drinking and driving directly to officers.