Festive drink and drug warning for London’s motorists

Ahead of the festive period, the Met Police is stepping up efforts to detect and arrest those who drive and ride under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Throughout December, officers from the Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command will be carrying out a range of activities – including dedicated patrols and facilitating voluntary breath tests with members of the public.

The Met warns that taking to the road under the influence of alcohol or drugs is ‘immensely dangerous’ and increases the chance of causing a collision.

Inspector Neal Donohoe, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Ahead of the Christmas season, London has been placed under the tier 2 (high alert) restrictions which means certain pubs and bars will be open again.

“There is more temptation to drink or drug drive at this time of year, but please avoid it at all costs. It could cost you your licence and you could potentially take your own, or somebody else’s life.

“This is so easily preventable by simply not getting behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs.”

11 December 2020

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