Warning after drink drive crackdown
MORE than a driver a day was arrested over the last week on suspicion of drink-driving in Gloucestershire.
Eleven drivers, nine men and two women, were arrested over the last seven days. It was the third week of a summer drink-drive crackdown.
Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership launched the campaign at the beginning of the month to ensure all football fans watching Euro 2012, as well as other drivers, heeded its warnings about how long alcohol can stay in a person's system.
Inspector Jason Keates, of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: "Many people don't realise just how long alcohol takes to leave your system, leaving many at risk of drink-driving the morning after the night before.
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"With England playing tomorrow evening, we'd remind drivers to think about how many they have – especially if they have to drive to work on Monday morning.
"If you stop drinking at midnight, having consumed four pints of strong lager, you may not be safe to drive until lunch time the following day. That's a lot longer than people realise.
"All drivers need to be aware that they not only risk being arrested and losing their licence if they're caught drink-driving, they are also risking the lives of themselves and others."
The arrests this week bring the total for the campaign so far to 29.