‘Take heed of police Christmas crackdown’

Fundraisers at Bow Street
Fundraisers at Bow Street

Independent Unionist MLA John McCallister has urged constituents to take heed of the police Christmas crackdown on drink driving.

Mr McCallister said, “With Christmas work parties and nights out in full flow, it’s vital that everyone makes travel plans and knows how they are getting home.

“PSNI statistics show that officers made seven arrests every day during last year’s festive period. Some of these people were so drunk they could barely stand.

“The sensible advice is not to drink at all if you plan to drive. Often people will say I will just have one pint or a small glass of wine. However, there are lots of factors that come into play and could lead to you being over the limit.

“Another issue that keeps coming up and one I always remind people about is driving the morning after.”

He added: “Designated drivers or taxis are the only safe way to travel this Christmas, I urge everyone to stay safe.”