The widow of a drink drive victim is speaking out to warn of the devastating consequences of drinking and driving. Karen Codling's husband Eric was killed in 2013 by a driver who was twice over the limit. She's now backing South Yorkshire Police's 'No Regrets' Christmas drink drive campaign.
Eric was 55-years-old when he was hit by a 26-year-old driver on Whirlowdale Road, close to the junction with Abbey Lane in Sheffield, on Sunday 3 November 2013 at around 8am.
The driver was convicted in July last year of death by dangerous driving, driving while over the prescribed limit, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision.
She was sentenced to four years imprisonment and disqualified from driving for six years on her release, and then she must also take an extended driving test.
The drink driving strand of the campaign has been funded by South Yorkshire’s Safer Roads Partnership, and will be promoted across the county throughout December via outdoor advertising on billboards and buses, as well as electronic screens in bars and pubs and radio adverts.