Norris backs Star campaign

IPSWICH Town midfielder David Norris today backed The Evening Star's zero tolerance crackdown on drink-drivers.

IPSWICH Town midfielder David Norris today backed The Evening Star's zero tolerance crackdown on drink-drivers.

The Blues ace hit the headlines last month when he made a controversial gesture of support aimed at a former team-mate jailed for causing a crash while over the limit.

Goalkeeper Luke McCormick is currently serving a seven year and four month sentence after admitting causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a crash which killed young brothers Ben and Arron Peak.

Norris appeared to make a handcuffs gesture to pal McCormick as he celebrated his goal in Town's victory at Blackpool.

The 27-year-old was fined £5,000 by the FA and had to make a personal apology to the Peak family.

Today, Norris came out in support of the Star's festive targeting of those who get behind the wheel while over the limit.

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He is backing our promise to name and shame those irresponsible motorists who put people's lives at risk by driving after having one too many.

In a determined bid to deter people from breaking the law by getting behind the wheel while over the limit, every driver found guilty at court will have their name humiliatingly published in the Star.

Those caught are also likely to have their pictures printed so they are forced to face the full shame of their potentially deadly acts.

The Star's tough stance has been in operation for more than a decade and in that time hundreds of irresponsible motorists have been exposed.

The campaign is supported by Suffolk police.

The legal limit is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100millilitres of blood, or 35microgrammes per 100millilitres of breath.

Police and road safety groups say drivers should drink no alcohol as it can affect driving ability.

- Has drink-driving destroyed your life? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk