Surrey and Sussex Police Launch Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Crackdown

Surrey and Sussex Police have launched their 2018 Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers.  

A number of officers are committed to the campaign which began on Saturday and continues until the 1st January.  Details of those convicted including their name, age, address and occupation will be published online. This is in line with previous campaigns to deter people from getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.  The consequences of driving under the influence of drink or drugs could include a minimum 12 month ban, a prison sentence, an unlimited fine and a criminal record.

Chief Inspector Andy Gooch of Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit asked drivers to be mindful of the amount of time it takes for substances to leave their body. Drivers can still be over the limit the next morning.  The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership has a morning after calculator on its website where drivers can find out roughly how long it is safe before they can drive.