£1000 to report drink drivers

Derbyshire police are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after drinking. Rewards of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver are being offered.

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Police chief warns drink drivers as £1000 rewards offered

This time of year is one of celebration for many including work parties and especially with family and friends. Our message is simple – if you are having a drink don’t drive.

Our campaign is very much intelligence led and by working with Crimestoppers it will allow us to target those who persistently drink and drive rather than conducting mass-testing.

If you drink alcohol or take drugs before driving, we’ll catch up with you. We are determined to make our roads safer and this starts by removing those individuals who recklessly drink and drug drive on our roads.

– Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of roads policing in Derbyshire

£1000 reward offered for reporting Derbyshire drink drivers

Derbyshire police are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after drinking as part of their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign.

The campaign is being carried out with Crimestoppers until January 1, 2014.

Drink drive campaign Credit: Derbyshire Police

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver. The size of the reward depends on the nature and seriousness of the offence.

Posters will be displayed in pubs and clubs across the county asking people to report anyone they see getting behind the wheel after drinking.

During last year’s campaign, officers conducted 391 breath tests and of those 79 (almost 20%) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.

Drink and drug-drive operations are in action all year round, but police put a particular focus on December because of the number of social events which go hand-in-hand with the season’s festivities.

Derbyshire police offer £1000 for reporting drink drivers

Derbyshire police are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after drinking as part of their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign.

The campaign is being carried out with Crimestoppers until January 1, 2014.

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver. The size of the reward depends on the nature and seriousness of the offence.

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