Five drunk drivers caught in East Riding in just one night
Five people were locked up for drink driving in East Riding on Saturday night.
The drivers, caught on the eve of the new regional campaign ‘Think B4 U Drink’ will appear in front of a court for drink driving - and Humberside Police are urging people to take heed.
East Riding Roads Policing Inspector Mark Hughes said:
“As you can see from this weekend alone, we have a serious problem with people blatantly driving whilst unfit through drink.
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"Both men and women are the offenders and as the Inspector of all roads policing in the East Riding, there is nothing worse than delivering the most terrible news to a family that their loved one has died in a road traffic collision. But to then add, the killer was a drink driver- it is devastating.
“Driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs can significantly impair the ability of any driver, which can often result in severe consequences. The role of police officers across Humberside, this winter is to educate drivers and change the attitudes of those who think it is ok to use the road after drinking or taking drugs.
The five drivers caught in the East Riding on Saturday were:
A 33-year-old Hull man stopped at 4.45am on Saturday 17 November seen by officers driving car in an unfit manner along Kings Street, Cottingham. Road Side breath test positive. Arrested, charged and detained for court Monday 19 November.
A 34-year-old Bridlington woman stopped at 11.40pm on Saturday 17 November by officers on Dock and Duck Lane, Beverley. Road Side breath test positive. Charged and released on bail to appear at Beverley Magistrates court in December.
A 53-year-old Selby woman stopped by police at 10.50pm on Saturday 17 November, after the car was seen to swerve across Ilkeston Avenue in Goole. Road Side breath test positive. Charged and released on bail to appear at Beverley Magistrates court in December.
A 31-year-old Bridlington man refused road side breath test at 5.00 am on Saturday 17 November after the car he was driving was involved in a single road traffic collision and came to rest in a ditch on Meaux Road, Wawne. Arrested, charged and detained for court Monday 19 November.
A 25-year-old Hull man stopped at 5.45am on Saturday 17 November after officers saw a vehicle being driven erratically along Hallgate, Cottingham. Road Side breath test positive. Arrested, charged and released on bail to appear at Beverley Magistrates court in December.
Inspector Hughes added: “I would like to continue to ask for the public to help support the police in our attempt to crack down on those who drink drive, by reporting offenders to police. Each year people come forward and pass on information which enables officers to catch those who break the law, quickly and efficiently."
The Think B4 U Drink campaign is run by a number of agencies, including Humberside Police, NHS, Humberside Fire and Rescue and Safer Roads Humber.
Anyone who wish to report a person suspected of driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs can do so by calling Humberside Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.