Officers stop over 60 drivers in drink and drug-drive tests

Officers stop over 60 drivers in drink and drug-drive tests <i>(Image: Preston Police)</i>
Officers stop over 60 drivers in drink and drug-drive tests (Image: Preston Police)

More than 60 vehicles were stopped in Preston last night as part of a national drink and drug driving campaign.

On Friday (December 9) night, police stopped over 60 vehicles with their two drink and drug-drive checkpoints across Preston.

The first checkpoint was on London Road and the second one was on Ring Way and is part of a national Christmas campaign to deter drink and drug-driving.

Drivers risk up to six months’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a substantial driving ban if they are caught driving while above the legal limit.

Anyone who causes a death while drink or drug driving faces up to 14 years’ imprisonment.

A spokesperson for the police said: “During the night Team 5IR with Team 5 TacOps have conducted two drink and drug-drive checkpoints across Preston. The first was on London Road and the second was on Ring Way with over 60 vehicles stopped.

“Our Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign launched on November 21, and will run until New Year, with checkpoints and targeted stops right across the county.”

If you suspect somebody is drink or drug-driving please tell police on 101 or contact then online at doitonline.lancashire.police.uk. Alternatively, you can tell Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.