Don’t risk one drink

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‘Not Even One’ - because just one drink can kill, is the key message from Derry police this winter.

The dedicated drink drive operation is one of a series of initiatives which together form Operation Season’s Greetings, which Police are running over the Christmas period to keep everyone safe.

Head of Operations Branch, Superintendent Mark Purdon explained: “”During the winter drink drive operation last year, we detected 429 people who took the risk of killing or injuring themselves, their family, friends and other innocent road users by deciding to drive after drinking. “

“The message is simple, ‘It’s never OK to Drive and Drive,” Superintendent Purdon said.

Environment Minister Alex Attwood said: ““Lives can change forever the moment drivers take a drink and decide to drive home. Just one drink will impair your driving. It’s your responsibility.”