Derbyshire Constabulary launches hard hitting video to cut drink driving

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Derbyshire Constabulary has released a hard-hitting video of officers’ experiences at fatal collisions in a bid to prevent people getting behind the wheel after drinking.

The video has been produced as part of a national month-long campaign to prevent drink-driving during the summer months.

It features three roads policing officers who are regularly first on the scene of serious collisions and have to tell families that a loved one has been seriously injured or died.

During the campaign officers will be targeting people getting behind the wheel the morning after drinking and people under the age of 25.

Chief Inspector Tracy Lewis, head of roads policing in Derbyshire, said: “The aim of the video and this year’s campaign is to highlight the impact collisions of this nature have on the victims, their families and friends.

“We have a busy summer in the sporting arena with the World Cup taking place during June and July, with many games being played late at night. Our message is simple. If you’re having a drink, don’t take the risk of getting behind the wheel.”

To view the video visit the Derbyshire Constabulary YouTube channel or Facebook page.