Drink-drivers to be named and shamed

Today The Evening Star launches its annual Christmas and New Year drink-drive campaign with a determined pledge to name and shame death-wish motorists.

SUFFOLK: Today The Evening Star launches its annual Christmas and New Year drink-drive campaign with a determined pledge to name and shame death-wish motorists.

And the first person to be exposed is none other than a civilian police investigator, who drove to work at Ipswich police station while twice the legal alcohol limit.

Arthur Slocum has been suspended from duty pending an internal investigation after being banned from driving for 16 months and fined �300.

The campaign has become more important than ever after new figures revealed a worrying surge in the number of repeat offenders.

Suffolk also hangs its head in shame after experiencing a three-fold increase in drink-driving last Christmas.

Suffolk police's deputy chief constable, Jacqui Cheer, said: “It is hard to believe that people are continuing to take such a huge risk.”