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Drink driving warning to Lichfield and Burntwood residents

Glasses of beer. Pic: Mark H Anbinder

Glasses of beer. Pic: Mark H Anbinder

Lichfield and Burntwood party-goers are being urged to think before getting behind the wheel this Christmas.

With figures showing that drink driving accounts for nearly one in six of all deaths on the road and plenty of parties and celebrations taking place, the temptation to drive home is always there.

But with a the prospect of six months imprisonment, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum 12 months driving ban for those who are caught, the message to revellers is clear.

Staffordshire County Councillor for the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, Mike Maryon, explained:

“The only safe option is not to drink or take drugs if you’re driving. Leave your car at home and take a taxi or bus, or visit one of the many licensed premises across Staffordshire that are supporting the I’ll be Des initiative.

“At participating venues, designated drivers of a group of people are offered discounted soft drinks. Details of these premises are being added to our website as they become available – have a look at to see what’s happening in your area.”

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