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There is no hiding place

PUBLISHED: 15:01 30 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2010

NO HIDING PLACE - that's today's message as the Evening Star launches its sixth annual campaign to stop drink-driving in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police has backed our call to blow the whistle on drink-drivers on the day we pledge to "Name and Shame" those motorists who take to the wheel with a reckless disregard for other road users.

NO HIDING PLACE - that's today's message as the Evening Star launches its sixth annual campaign to stop drink-driving in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police has backed our call to blow the whistle on drink-drivers on the day we pledge to "Name and Shame" those motorists who take to the wheel with a reckless disregard for other road users.

"We support any initiative that is designed to prevent drink-driving," said Anna Woolnough, police spokeswoman.

The Star today urges everyone living in Suffolk to alert the police immediately if they know for sure that a motorist is on the road and over the limit.

"If people know that someone had been drinking and that they have got into a car to drive, they should dial 999," Mrs Woolnough said.

The launch of the Star's campaign comes as police forces around the country launch their own initiatives to stamp out drink-driving and days before the Suffolk force announces its own crackdown.

Mrs Woolnough confirmed that Suffolk Constabulary would be keeping a close eye on results in Thames Valley where police are urging people to shop a drink-driver in return for Crimestoppers cash rewards.

Thames officers have been swamped with calls from whistleblowers after the force urged people to contact the charity Crimestoppers if they have information about motorists getting behind the wheel after drinking.

Today, the Star pledges to "Name and Shame" those prosecuted and convicted of drink-driving in Suffolk's courts in December and January.

Our reporters and photographers will be in court to record their shame and reveal their faces and names in the paper and on our website.

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