Falmouth police out in force in Christmas drink driving crackdown

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth police out in force in Christmas drink driving crackdown Falmouth police out in force in Christmas drink driving crackdown

The police were out early on Monday and Tuesday morning this week as their Christmas drink driving campaign got underway.

Officers of E squad were conducting roadside stops of speeding drivers or those with vehicle defects such as broken lights, to notify them of the offence and, if deemed necessary, to carry out a breathalyser test.

Having started the campaign on the first of December, they will be |carrying out the checks at a variety of locations in Falmouth and Penryn until the New Year.

Sergeant Jules Evans said: “On Monday we gave 15 or 16 tickets, but there were no drink drivers, so perhaps the message is getting through.”

“We just want to get the |message out that we’ll be checking drink driving.

If you go to an office party, make sure you’ve had a good break and something to eat and drink.”

On Tuesday morning the police stopped more than ten vehicles with defects between 7.30am and 8.30am, but no drivers were under the |influence of alcohol.

One female motorist, who did not wish to be named, said: “I think it’s a really good idea.”

Another added: “I wasn’t checked for alcohol, but I didn’t know about my lights. It’s good, because you don’t know if you’ve got a problem with your lights. It’s just a bit frustrating when you’re in a rush.”

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12:04pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

" If you go to an office party make sure you've had a good break and something to eat and drink" ! Is that before, after, or at the party?
" If you go to an office party make sure you've had a good break and something to eat and drink" ! Is that before, after, or at the party? Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:15pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

The packet never gave an update on the report about the Falmouth police officer that was suspended?

All very good doing a drink drive blitz in Falmouth but there's no mention of Helston!
The packet never gave an update on the report about the Falmouth police officer that was suspended? All very good doing a drink drive blitz in Falmouth but there's no mention of Helston! Rainbow over Helston

11:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Cyber Pasty says...

Just don't drive if you are planning to drink simple.
Just don't drive if you are planning to drink simple. Cyber Pasty

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