Thursday 27th December 2007
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Police in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland are issuing a stark warning to motorists who think they can get away with driving under the influence of alcohol when a drink driving campaign comes to an end in the new year.

Northern Constabulary launched its Festive Road Safety Campaign on December 7th to crack down on drink drivers who put their lives and car insurance premiums at risk.

It now wants to remind motorists that just because the campaign is nearing its end, it does not mean police efforts to catch those driving over the limit will diminish once the festive period is over.

Inspector John Smith, head of the force's road policing section, said: "If the perception by some is that it's worth the risk and they think they won't be caught we are advising drivers to think again. Don't risk it."

According to the road safety charity Brake, 11 people are killed by drink-drivers on roads across the UK each week.

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