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Avoid a drink-drive

PUBLISHED: 15:15 01 June 2002 | UPDATED: 15:27 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK police has launched their summer drink drive campaign.

This campaign will coincide with the start of the World Cup and will run until the end of June.

SUFFOLK police has launched their summer drink drive campaign.

This campaign will coincide with the start of the World Cup and will run until the end of June.

Chief Inspector Alan Pawsey, head of Suffolk's Traffic Department said: "We want the World Cup to be an enjoyable experience for everybody.

"However, we are very concerned that fans who are consuming alcohol while either celebrating or commiserating results of individual matches, most of which occur in the morning, may be on the roads later in the day without realising that they are over the limit.

"Those people who are thinking of having a drink while watching the football need to think ahead and plan how they are going to get to work or get home in the evening, without using their vehicles.

"The key message that we would like to get across is: 'If you drink – don't drive!'

"People metabolise alcohol at differing rates, if you consume alcohol in the morning don't assume that it will be out of your system by the afternoon. Don't risk an 'own goal' by obtaining a conviction for drink driving, which could result in imprisonment, loss of licence and potentially the loss of your job.

"More importantly, don't risk causing serious injury or death on the roads."

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