Sunshine no excuse for drink driving

THE recent warm weather has led to an increase in drink driving, according to police.

Over the weekend Sussex Police arrested 31 people on suspicion of drink driving, and road policing officers attributed that high figure to the sunny weather.

Superintendent Tony Blaker, from the Road Policing Unit, said, “It is disappointing to see this many drivers arrested in such a short period of time, even though we are used to seeing a bit of a spike during warm weather.

“Some people blatantly risk being caught, while others may unintentionally take themselves over the limit as they quench their thirsts in beer gardens or at barbecues.

“The only safe limit is not to drink and drive.

“Drink driving is, at best, socially unacceptable. At worst, there’s a potential killer in your midst.

“Sussex Police will continue to target these people and as 31 drivers are about to find out, it’s going to cost them a lot more than a fine and their driving licence.”