£1K Reward For Stopping Drink Drivers

1 December 2013, 07:26 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

People in the East Midlands are being offered £1,000 by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and charge of a drink-driver.

Derbyshire Police are the first force in our region to start their Christmas drink drive campaign.

Police have told Capital that drink and drug-drive operations are in action all year round, but police put a particular focus on December because of the number of social events which reflect the Christmas season.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of roads policing in Derbyshire, said:

'This time of year is one of celebration for many including work parties and especially with family and friends. Our message is simple – if you are having a drink don't drive.'

'Mangled bits of metal'

In the week, Capital spent time with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue who were telling young drivers about the dangers of drink driving, Watch Manager Paul Speight:

'The crews here today don't want to be going out over Christmas cutting people out of cars.

'When I say 'cars', once we go to them they're not cars anymore, they're twisted, mangled bits of metal.'

To report a drink-driver contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.