From drink driving to the dock: Sobering video launches Lincolnshire campaign

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You are arrested, taken into custody and your stomach drops as you’re charged with drinking under the influence of alcohol.

A new campaign highlighting the potentially devastating consequences of drink driving has been launched with a stark video through the eyes of a guilty motorist.

The campaign, which is aimed to make drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel after a festive beverage, was launched by the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and puts into perspective the severity of the crime.

The penalty for being caught drink or drug driving is up to six months in prison, a minimum 12 month driving ban, a fine of up to £5,000 and a criminal record which could lead to job loss and difficulty finding another job.

Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs carries a 10 year prison sentence.

The legal limit in the UK is 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, but there is no guide as to how much you can drink and stay under the limit.

It can depend on many factors such as the amount and type of alcoholic drink, your weight, sex, age, food intake and metabolism. The only safe option is not to drink any alcohol if you are going to drive.

More information on drink driving laws and limits can be found here.

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