Crash car to highlight drink-drive danger

First published in News

CHESHIRE Constabulary will raise awareness over the festive period of the consequences of drink-driving by using a car involved in a fatal crash.

Throughout December a national campaign by the Association of Chief Police Officers and THINK! will warn Cheshire motorists of the dangers of drink-driving.

To reinforce the message the east Cheshire family of a 21-year-old man, who died following a crash, agreed to donate his wrecked car to support road safety events across the county.

A post-mortem examination showed the driver to be one and a half times over the legal alcohol limit, driving at an estimated 43mph in a 60mph zone.

Road traffic officer Tony Hayhurst, who dealt with the investigation, said: “Seeing the wreckage of a car is the biggest wake-up call for many drivers.”

An average of 173 people aged between 17 and 25 are killed or seriously injured on Cheshire’s roads Cheshire every year.

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