Do you know someone who regularly drink drives?
The States of Jersey Police and the Honorary Police have launched their annual Drink Drive campaign which aims to get Islanders thinking about the consequences of their actions.
Inspector Paul Smith, States of Jersey Police and lead for the Drink Drive campaign, said: “If you’re caught you face a heavy fine and driving ban, or even worse hurting yourself or others in a collision. Alcohol is a depressant, tending to make you feel over-confident, slowing down the brain and affecting the body’s responses.
Why would anyone think it safe, or fair to gamble with the lives of others? No one has the right to put our families and friends at risk by mixing alcohol or drugs with driving.”
Your information could help save your friends and family
Inspector Smith continued: “The States of Jersey Police and our Honorary colleagues will be out in force this Christmas conducting road checks all over the island, keeping your community safe.
“We cannot achieve this alone - we need your help. Please provide information on those who choose to drink and drive, putting us all at risk, by calling us on 612612 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Drink driving is not acceptable in our society and we all play a part in stopping it."
If you see someone attempting to operate a vehicle whilst intoxicated, please call 999 as this may require urgent police action.
Download Crimestoppers' Drink Drive poster (pdf)