Warwickshire Police will again be supporting the national anti-drink drug driving operation starting on 1 December and running until the 31 December 2021 to highlight the consequences of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
Across Warwickshire in 2019, drink driving was cited as a causation factor in 72 road traffic collisions including one fatal and 27 serious collisions. In the same period, illegal or medicinal drugs, were cited as a causation factor in 21 road traffic collisions including 2 fatal and 7 serious collisions.
These collisions include 10 collisions where drivers were found to be impaired by both alcohol and drugs (illicit or medicinal) and 5 of these collisions resulted in serious injuries.
The December campaign aims to change driver behaviours by expelling some of the myths around drink and drug driving whilst the enforcement element aims to catch those that do drink or take drugs and drive.
Warwickshire Police will be publicising arrests as part of the enforcement and Kenilworth Watch will be passing the details out through our alert system to keep you up to date.
We wish everyone a safe and pleasant time over the next month.