Police Launch Drink Drive Campaign - GRAPHIC CONTENT

12 June 2013, 06:00

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Police in West Yorkshire have released footage showing real-life car crashes, in a bid to stamp out drink driving.

It is aimed at exposing the realities of drink driving and what happens to those left behind.

It shows graphic photos of bodies, and wreckages, along with an emotional interview with a woman, whose parents were killed by a drunk driver.

Lindsay's parents were killed on the Stanningley Bypass in Leeds on New Years day in 2012.

David Metcalf (Lindsay's dad) died at the age of 68 and Dorothy Metcalf (Lindsay's mum) died at the age of 66 - both lived in Leeds.

The driver of the vehicle which hit their car - Eduard Mereohra - was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and sentenced to nine years in prison.

YORKS DRINK DRIVE

Photo shows Lindsay, David Metcalf, Dorothy Metcalf and Callum Metcalf (son of Lindsay's brother Clive)

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Chief Inspector Mark Bownass leads the Major Collision Enquiries Team (MCET) which deals with fatal road traffic collisions.

"I want people to watch this and be shocked and upset by what they see and hear. Lindsay has very kindly agreed to share her tragic experiences in the hope that it stops people from drinking and driving.

"When you watch this put yourself in Lindsay's position and think about how you would feel if it was you and your loved ones involved.

Last year 2318 people were stopped for drink driving in West Yorkshire and seven people died as a result of drink driving collisions.

So far in 2013 up to April 691 have been stopped for drink driving and two people have died as a result of drink driving collisions.

Chief Inspector Bownass added: "You might not even know you're over the limit. It takes time for alcohol to leave your system so it's quite possible that if you've been drinking into the early hours and are driving later that morning, such as going to work or shopping or visiting a friend, you could well still be over the limit. 

NOTE: Please note the images at the beginning of the video while Chf Insp is talking are taken from various rtcs - the ones shown later when Lindsay is talking are taken from her parents collision

 

 

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