Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner has backed a bid to lower the drink drive limit.
Tony Hogg has added his name to a private members bill being debated in the House of Lords which would lower the legal drinking limit in England and Wales.
It would reduce the current limits from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, to 50mg of alcohol - in line with most other European countries.
England and Wales currently has the highest allowed levels in Europe.
Three people have been arrested after a large of amount of alcohol, believed to have been stolen, was found in a car they were driving in Cornwall.
The car they were travelling in was stopped by police on the A38 near Liskeard shortly after 5pm yesterday (Dec 1).
Over 100 bottles of alcohol, including spirits and champagne, were seized by officers, along with the silver Nissan Qashqai they were driving.
Two men, aged 34 and 36, and a 19-year-old woman, all believed to be Lithuanian and from the West Midlands area, were arrested on suspicion of theft and taken to Newquay police station where they remain.
A survey has found one in three adults drink more than Government guidelines Credit: ITV NewsOne in three adults in the West Country drink above the Government's recommended alcohol guidelines.
The survey, by Public Health Action, found many of these drinkers were unaware of the risks alcohol poses to health, including increased rates of obesity, heart disease and dementia.
Police in Devon and Cornwall will be taking to social media tonight in an attempt to show the extent of alcohol-related incidents they deal with.
Beginning at 8pm and continuing until 2am, the Tweetathon will also include advice for people affected by alcohol-related crime.
It's estimated that 40% of calls to police on a Friday night are to report alcohol-related incidents.
Implementing a minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks would dratically reduce the harm caused by alcohol abuse. That's the message from Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.
He's written to the Government asking for a system to be put in place immediately. It's estimated the cost of alcohol fuelled crime in Devon and Cornwall costs £366 million pounds.
Devon and Cornwall's Police Commissioner is asking supermarkets across the region to help to lower alcohol related crime.
Tony Hogg wants to meet retailers to discuss the growing availability of low cost and super-strength alcohol. It's costing more than £360 million a year to police across Devon and Cornwall.
The paramedic who treated teenage cliff fall victim Paddy Higgins in Newquay says under 18s are still getting drunk in the town.
Ashley Mann recalls the harrowing details of Paddy's death three years ago today.
Morrisons have responded to Government plans to bring in a minimum price for alcohol: