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Bromley police's Christmas anti drink-drive campaign

PUBLISHED: 11:47 02 December 2011

Chief Inspector Malcolm Noone

Chief Inspector Malcolm Noone

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Christmas drink and drug drivers will be targeted by police over the festive period.

Officers will be carrying out breath tests at the roadside as a deterrent and police on patrol will have electronic hand-held breathalisers.

They will also be using speed guns to tackle dangerous driving.

Drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs will have to take balance, reaction and co-ordination tests at the roadside.

If the tests suggest that drugs may be in the driver’s system they will be arrested.

Bromley’s Chief Inspector Malcolm Noone said: “Anyone who is found to be driving under the influence of drink or drugs will be arrested and taken into custody.

“A moment of irrational thought can see lives ruined, not just for the victim but for the driver responsible for killing or seriously injuring someone and the consequences will remain with them for the rest of their life.”

Drink or drug driving carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, a minimum two-year driving ban and a requirement to pass an extended driving test before being able to drive again.

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