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Officers head back to class as part of forcewide alcohol drive

Posted on 4th December 2013


Officers offer crime prevention advice to passing students

Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team headed back to class to chat to students about alcohol awareness.

Officers headed to the University of Derby, Buxton campus on Tuesday, December 3, as part of the forcewide drive to crack down on driving under the influence over the festive period. 

The team joined forces with Sergeant Eric Millington from the North Road Policing Unit to speak to the students about the dangers of drink and drug driving and to raise awareness about alcohol consumption.

PCSO’s Linda Cook and Patrick Hayley were on hand to offer crime prevention advice and to chat to the students about staying safe while enjoying the Christmas holiday.

PCSO Patrick Hayley from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Christmas is a great chance for everyone to get together and enjoy themselves and there are lots of social events which go hand-in-hand with the season’s festivities and often drinking.

“Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is not only putting your life at risk but is putting the lives of other road users and pedestrians on the line.

“This event gave us a great opportunity to chat to the students about the effects that alcohol can have and also offering them advice about staying safe.”

“We would like to urge everyone to act responsibly and enjoy the festivities without putting lives at risk and getting behind the wheel under the influence.”

Students tried out ‘beer goggles’ in a simple simulation test to see how their reactions were affected under the influence of alcohol and were also given the chance to take on the field impairment test. 

For more information speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101.


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