Police to launch summer drink driving campaign

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Lincolnshire police are launching their summer drink and drug drive campaign on Wednesday.

Members of the public will be able to report a drink or drug driver they know using a short code SMS text service. Simply text the word DRINK or DRUG to 80800 with details of the vehicle registration, where the person is drinking and when. Police officers will use the information to stop, arrest and process the driver through the courts.

This is only to be used for non-emergency cases.

If members of the public see a drink/drug driver actually driving, they should treat it as an emergency and call 999.

Drivers are reminded that police will be carrying out roadside checks at all times of the day, including the mornings, and now carry drug testing kits so drivers can be tested accurately at the roadside for drugs.