Police to crackdown on drink and drug driving after series of incidents

ISLE of Wight Police have vowed to crackdown on drink and drug driving after a wave of incidents over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Sgt Radford warned on Facebook: “My team will be stepping up stopping vehicles during our shifts over the next few days.”

It comes after at least five incidents of drink/drug driving within a few hours, since Friday afternoon.

Sgt Radford said: “I’m not quite sure what is going on but something needs to change.

“If you are going to drink, pre-plan your night and have a lift/taxi/bus organised.

“If you are going to take drugs, the simple answer is don’t. Stay in your own home away from anyone else.”

On Friday, a man was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs after he crashed into a wall at Terrace Road, Newport.

Another incident was at East Hill Road, where a two-car collision occurred and a man was arrested.

Sgt Radford said afterwards: “It amazes me every time I go to an accident like this that no one was killed.”

Here are some recent drug drive and drink drive cases from the Isle of Wight courts. Click on them to read the articles.

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