Crackdown on Dearne drink drivers at Christmas time

Drink driving.
Drink driving.

Crimestoppers received 130 calls about drink drivers in South Yorkshire last year and is urging people to call over the festive season.

The charity said tip-offs about drink drivers account for more calls than any other crime apart from drugs. South Yorkshire Police has also launched a new drink driving crackdown to run over the festive season.

Roger Critchell, director of operations for Crimestoppers, said: “Too many people lost their lives last year due to drink drive incidents. But, there are still people out there who regularly drink drive and refuse to change their behaviour. We would urge you to give information to Crimestoppers anonymously about anyone who is regularly drink driving.”

Andy Holt, deputy chief constable, said: “The festive period is a time for celebration. It really is not worth ending a night out in a police cell or, worse still, having been involved in a vehicle collision.

he message from South Yorkshire Police is clear - do not drink alcohol and drive because we will catch you.” Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.