On Friday evening the Havering Daily went out with East Roads Policing Team as they launch their ‘Don’t drink and drug drive’ campaign.
As the festive season is under way, police are urging motorists to not drink or drug drive.
A total of 4,406 drivers were caught drink or drug-driving on the UK’s roads during a two week period last December. As a result of their actions, 884 drivers were involved in a road traffic collision, collisions that were all avoidable.
Inspector Neal Donohoe and PC Josh Hasse based in east London are out on our roads everyday making sure anyone intent on driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs, will be paying a visit to their cells.
Drinking or taking drugs and driving endangers yourself and other road users while increasing the risk of causing an accident on the road.
Inspector Neal and PC Josh are there to pick up the pieces when their advice is not heeded. These officers spend hours patrolling our streets to keep them safe, removing any possible danger.
Between Tuesday, 1 December and Thursday, 31st December, officers from the Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command will be targeting drink and drug drivers through a range of activities including; dedicated patrols and facilitating voluntary breath tests with members of the public.
Please listen to PC Josh’s advice and don’t drink and drug drive. If not, be prepared to spend time in police accommodation and then have your licence removed.