New blitz on drink and drug driving in Doncaster

Glen Suttenwood

Glen Suttenwood

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An annual summer crackdown on drink and drug driving is underway across Doncaster.

The month-long campaign, which will run throughout June, has been organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and is backed by road safety charity, Brake.

Glen Suttenwood

Glen Suttenwood

Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood, head of roads policing for South Yorkshire Police, said: “Drinking and driving wrecks lives, most obviously the hundreds of victims who are killed or seriously injured each year on our roads.

“But it also changes the lives of the people who are selfish or inconsiderate enough to drive when they are not fit to do so.

“This summer we will not only be targeting those under the influence of alcohol but drugs as well after new legislation came into force earlier this year.

“My officers don’t want to attend road traffic collisions that could easily be avoided by individuals taking personal responsibility for their actions.”