Thursday 29th May 2008
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Police in Devon and Cornwall are looking to crack down on motorists who take to the road under the influence of alcohol or drugs this summer, it has been reported.

According to the Express & Echo, every driver involved in a collision will be tested, along with motorists acting in an irrational manner behind the wheel.

This is part of a national campaign organised by the Association of Chief Police Officers and it could be that those caught out risk their car insurance policies in the process, as cover firms could view those with convictions as a risk on the road.

Inspector Richard Price from the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary's roads policing unit said: "It is vital that everyone who uses the road understands the risks if you drink or use drugs and drive."

UK law currently states that motorists with more than 80mg alcohol in their system per 100ml blood should not be permitted to take to the road.

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