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Morning after drink-drive warning to World Cup fans
12:00pm Monday 16th June 2014 in News
FOOTBALL fans enjoying the World Cup are being urged to remember Dorset Police’s drink and drug drive message.
The force, which launched its summer campaign on June 1, is reminding motorists to ensure they are fit to drive the morning after.
This year’s campaign has been extended to coincide with late opening hours in bars and pubs showing FIFA World Cup matches from Brazil.
To date, 13 people have been charged with a drink or drug drive-related offence.
Inspector Matt Butler, from Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “We want everyone to enjoy the World Cup, whether they are watching the games on the big screen in the pub or at home. But I urge everyone not to risk their life or the lives of others by getting behind the wheel after drinking.
“Please make arrangements before you go out about how you are going to get home.
“I would also like to remind motorists that the morning after drinking can be just as dangerous as the night before.
“Please take a minute the next morning to ask yourself: Am I fit to drive? If the answer is no, then it is simply not worth the risk.”
Drink drivers face a minimum 12-month driving ban, a criminal record, up to six months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000.
Dorset Police will be taking to Twitter to get the message across.
If you suspect someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please alert the police by dialling 999.
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