Police will carry out drink drive checks in mornings

Police will carry out breathalyser tests in the mornings over Christmas
Police will carry out breathalyser tests in the mornings over Christmas

Police are warning drivers in Bedfordshire to make sure they are safe to drive the morning after going out in the festive season.

Throughout the Christmas period, many people are out celebrating with friends, family and work colleagues. While many know not to drive home after a night out drinking, far fewer know that they can still be over the drink drive limit the next morning, when they may be getting in their cars to drive to work.

The Bedfordshire Policing Unit’s drink drive campaign runs throughout December and as part of that they will be conducting breathalyser checks round the clock – including during the morning rush hour.

This means there is a strong possibility of getting caught and arrested if you attempt to drive the morning after a night out drinking alcohol.

Chief Inspector Richard Hann said: “While most drivers now know it’s a bad idea to get behind a wheel after a night out drinking, many still forget just how long it takes for alcohol to leave their system.

“As a result they get in the car the next morning while they are still over the limit and it is still unsafe for them to drive.”