Police launch week of 'stop sites' in drink driving crackdown
ROADS policing officers are holding roads-side 'stop sites' throughout the region this week as part of a summer crackdown on drink driving.
From today, officers will be reinforcing the force's anti-drink and drug drive message by carrying out roads side breath tests and drug wipes at various locations.
Roads policing inspector Pete Heginbotham said: “No-one thinks they’re going to kill anyone, no-one thinks they’re going to get caught, but the reality is – you could. It happens.
“If you’re fortunate enough to not be involved in a collision, you’re still at risk of facing up to six months in prison, an unlimited fine and a driving ban.
“Those few seconds can change your life and the lives of others.
“We’re here to ensure everyone returns home after travelling on the road network across South Yorkshire.
“Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take drugs and drive.
“Plan ahead, book a taxi, ask a friend who hasn’t been drinking, or use public transport.
“If you see someone who you believe is drink or drug driving, please immediately report to us.”