Gainsborough: Summer drink drive campaign gets underway

As the summer barbecue season gets underway the police have warned drivers they have a responsibility to ensure they are fit to drive.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 3rd June 2013, 8:38 am

Lincolnshire police will be doing road side checks to arrest and prosecute people who drive while under the influence of drink or drugs.

As well as breathalyser checks, Field Impairment Checks (FIT) will be carried out on drivers suspected of driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Highly visible and well signed road checks will be in operation across the county, with checks done early in the morning, evening and at night time.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Although people will say they are OK to drive, it is almost impossible to calculate accurately whether they are.”

“The body processes alcohol at around one unit per hour, but this is governed by many factors including age, gender, weight, body mass, metabolism, general health, the type of alcohol you are drinking and the health of you liver. It cannot be calculated so it is pointless even trying.”

In the past year in Lincolnshire five people died and over 120 were injured in more than 80 drink related collisions.