Ann Jones AM on patrol with North Wales Police in drink drive crack down
Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones will be out with North Wales Police’s Roads Policing Unit on Friday 21st December to add her support to their campaign to stamp out drink and drug driving.
Mrs Jones is expected to join members of the Roads Policing Unit, based at St Asaph Business Park, for a shift starting at 8am, where they will be on patrol and conduct road checks.
The operation is part of North Wales Police’s efforts to clamp down on drink driving, especially over Christmas.
The Christmas campaign also serves to reinforce Operation Sodium, which North Wales Police began during the summer, in response to the growing number of young drivers involved in collisions linked to drink or drug driving.
Ann Jones said:
“I’m really looking forward to going out on a shift with the Roads Policing Unit, to patrol the streets and to conduct road checks as part of the Christmas campaign to clamp down on drink and drug driving.
“Such mindless behaviour is totally unacceptable. Not only does it put the perpetrator at risk but it needlessly endangers the lives of others.
“My message to everyone this Christmas is never to mix drinking with driving. To always be vigilant the morning after and to never accept a lift of someone you believe may be under the influence.
“If you have any information relating to someone you think is driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, please contact North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers Wales anonymously on 0800 555 111. But in an emergency always call 999.”
Further information is available on the penalties for drink and drug driving: http://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice__support/drink,_drive_-_dont_do_it.aspx