Police issue warning to mums on the school run

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POLICE are issuing a warning to mums on the school run to think about what they have drunk the night before.

Lancashire Constabulary’s annual Christmas Drink Drive campaign kicked off on December 1st and checkpoints are carried out across the county everyday.

Whilst very few people are being caught over the legal limit, officers have been left shocked by the number women on the school run that still have alcohol in their system.

Sergeant Claire Pearson from the Road Policing Unit said, “It really is alarming the number of women on the school run that we have pulled over for a random stop check who still have alcohol in their systems.

“Although these people are not breaking the law as they are not over the limit, driving with any alcohol in their system significantly increases the chances of being involved in a collision. If they are involved in a collision then they are potentially putting their children’s lives at risk.

“I would remind people that if they are drinking the night before they should make alternative arrangements to take the children to school or travel to work as they could still be over the limit.

“Drink driving can have devastating effects on people’s lives and the simple solution is to not drink and drive.”

If you suspect anyone of drink driving then call the police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.