Hampshire Constabulary launches the month-long campaign to tackle drink driving over Christmas
During December - the month we see the greatest number of drink-drive incidents - our roads policing officers will be out in force across the two counties and the Thames Valley Police area targeting drink and drug impaired drivers.
This year Hampshire Constabulary in partnership with Thames Valley Police will be pouring more time and resources into drink-drive operations than ever before in a bid to slash alcohol-related driving incidents on our roads.
You can do your bit by remembering this number: 80999 and text it if you suspect anyone of drink-driving. You could save someone's life.
For our part, we'll be running operations day and night taking every opportunity to breathalyse individuals where possible. We'll be using Twitter and Facebook to keep you updated and asking you to show your support by displaying one of our three Smashed bumper stickers on your car.
We'll also be talking about the devastation drink-driving can cause, using real stories.
This 80999 number is a text-only service, and will not take phone calls. You can also call 999 to report a drink drive offence in progress.
Any information sent to 80999 will be received anonymously, and senders simply need to text the precise location where the driver was last seen, direction of travel if possible, and as many vehicle details as possible - most importantly the number plate.
Christmas is a time which is all about family. It's about being with those you love. Help us make sure you get to do that this year and for many to come. Don't drink and drive and tell us if you think you know someone who is.
We are out every day of the year tackling this issue, but at Christmas we see more drink-drivers than at any other time in the year. We'll be throwing everything we have got into tackling this problem this month. It's not just about catching people; it's about coming between them and catastrophic consequences.
Keep visiting this page for regular updates on the campaign, how many people we've arrested and where we'll be running drink-drive operations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. And most importantly, please show your support by not drink-driving and reporting those who do.
Chief Inspector, Roads Policing for Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police
Think you've spotted a drink-driver? Save a life, text this number: 80999.
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