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Monday, 12 December 2011

"Police 'not getting' drink drive message"

Islanders "not getting" drink drive message

When you start your Christmas anti drink drive campaign with "Grass your mates and family up" your really not going to have too much success are you!!!


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Jersey Police are concerned their drink drive message isn't getting across to islanders.

Twelve days into their campaign, 10 people have been arrested.

Whilst that's a simliar figure to last year, Jersey Police say it's hugely disappointing.

Chief Inspector John Sculthorpe said: "It is hugely disappointing because the message doesn't seem to be getting through to some people, drinking and driving is not acceptable, it's anti-social, it's dangerous, it puts people's lives at risk and it's just not acceptable. And it's just very unfortunate that with all the publicity that we have given to this campaign both before and during that some people aren't getting the message, this just is dangerous."

The drink drive patrol is out on Jersey's streets two or three times a day.

Since the campaign began on the first of the month, they've stopped more than 1700 cars.

Of those some 110 people have been breathalysed, and of those ten have been arrested.

Guernsey's drink drive campaign officially launched on Friday. And over the weekend they arrested two people for being over the limit.

Overall the message is it is in your hands- and it is up to you what consequences your encounter with the drink drive patrol will have for you.







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3 comments:

  1. A DUI on your record may prohibit you from getting certain jobs: truck driver, police officer, and firefighter to name a few. Jobs with security clearances frown as well.

    OUI Salem MA

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  2. the message is plain and simple people "do our jobs for us and grass ya friends up"
    roll up roll up come and see the jersey coppers circus,hahahahaha what a bloody joke

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  3. 'What a bloody Joke ?'

    Cheers. I really hope your pissed mate who you decided not to report doesn't knock down yours or my son or daughter, you selfish prick.

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