Drink drivers to be named on social media

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POLICE in Bolton are taking part in a national campaign to tackle drink and drug drivers during the busy summer period.

Anyone charged with drink or drug driving offences over the next two weeks will be named by Greater Manchester Police on social media.

The campaign is led by the NPCC and runs from Monday June 24 until Monday July 8, with the aim of reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by irresponsible drink and drug drivers.

The last drink and drug drive campaign took place in December 2018 where a total of 228 arrests were made and 1,867 breath, drug and field impairment tests were undertaken.

Chief Inspector Harrison White from Greater Manchester Police, said: “We do not tolerate anyone who is under the influence of drink or drugs while driving. They are not only a danger to themselves but, more importantly, to other innocent drivers or pedestrians using the road.”

If you suspect anyone is driving under the influence of drink or drugs, contact the police directly on 101 or 999 in an emergency where they pose an immediate threat to themselves or other road users.

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