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Dozens charged in Kent Police drink-drive crackdown with road checks across county

20 December 2013
by KentOnline reporter

More than 40 people have been charged with drink-driving in Kent so far this Christmas as part of a police campaign.

Kent Police said it has arrested the suspects as part of a crackdown on drink and drug-driving.

Officers are warning motorists that even one drink can leave them over the legal limit and cause a crash.

A driver is breathalysed by police. Picture Library image

A driver is breathalysed by police. Picture: Library image

They have been carrying out road checks across the county to target offenders.

Breath tests have been carried out on dozens of people and resulted in more than 40 charges.
Sgt Hannah Brown, from the roads policing unit, said: "Kent Police carries out road checks to help save lives.

"You might not feel drunk, but even one drink can put you over the legal alcohol limit. Even driving at the legal drink-drive limit means you could be up to five times more likely to have a collision. If you are planning on driving, don't drink."

Drink and drug drivers face losing their licence and those who cause death by dangerous driving when under the influence can be jailed for up to 14 years.

Sgt Brown added: "By taking drink-drivers off the streets, we are helping to keep Kent's roads safe."

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