Charity campaigns against drink-driving this Christmas
In the run-up to Christmas, this Friday is traditionally the worst night of the year for drink driving and alcohol-related violence. Avon & Somerset Police have already arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving in the first week of their Christmas crackdown.
The Road Safety charity, Brake, is running a "Not a drop, not a drag" campaign to stop people even touching a drink or taking any drugs before getting behind the wheel. Franki Hackett from the charity tells us more.
Police have arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving across Avon and Somerset in the first week of the Operation Tonic Christmas campaign. Since it started on Dec 1, a total of 47 motorists who have been stopped have tested positive.
This Christmas police are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by ringing 999 or texting the word drunk to a special number, 81819, from their mobile and giving the driver's details if they see anyone getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
Devon and Cornwall Police are using shocking video of a drunk driver careering out of control outside a pub in Brixham to highlight their Christmas anti drink drive message.
The driver knocked down the wall of the pub, severely injuring the landlord. He suffered a fractured pelvis, broken ribs and a damaged spine. The police say they hope the stark warning of the consequences of drink driving will bring this Christmas's figures down.
Campaign against drink driving leads to 100 arrests
A month-long campaign against drink and drug driving in Dorset has led to 100 drivers being arrested. The number of arrests has risen from last year's campaign, which saw 88 people arrested. Every driver involved in a collision last month was breath-tested by police.