Police goal impaired driving over the busy Christmas interval

DRUNK and drugged drivers are the December goal for ACT police. 

This yr’s drink driving fees already exceed the 2021 complete. Final yr police charged 794 folks with drink driving. As of November 30, 796 folks had been charged.

A/Insp Ken Williams mentioned: “The summer time months deliver an increase in events, finish of yr celebrations and public holidays, however sadly we additionally see an increase in anti-social, unlawful and doubtlessly harmful behaviour.”

Nonetheless, police say fees for drug driving are on target to be decrease this yr, with 495 fees in 2021 in comparison with 400 as of November 30.

“Now we have already seen 18 folks die on ACT roads this yr, and plenty of of those incidents have seen alcohol or medicine play a major issue,” mentioned Williams.

“The very best recommendation we can provide this festive season is when you plan to drink, please don’t drive. Have another plan of methods to get residence, whether or not that’s with a chosen driver, utilizing public transport, or a ride-share service.

“This determination might save your life, or the life of somebody you like.”