PSNI checkpoints target drink drivers

FERMANAGH police have been and will continue to be out in force over Christmas in a bid to keep our roads free of drink drivers.
As part of the PSNI’s annual ‘Operation Roadsafe’, local police have been a common sight on roads around the county town over the past two weeks. Checkpoints have been operated at various times of the day on roads both in Enniskillen and coming into the town.
“Multiple tests have been conducted in a variety of locations in Enniskillen and the surrounding areas,” said a policespokesman. “Op Roadsafe is our annual focus on drink and drug driving over the Christmas and New Year period and these checks will continue over the coming weeks. Never ever drink and drive.
“Make arrangements for getting home before your head out for the night. Use a nominated driver or take a taxi.”
Figures for how many local detections have been made won’t be available until the operation concludes after the festive period. However, across the North a total of 151 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving during the first two weeks of this year’s Operation Roadsafe.
Assistant chief constable Alan Todd said: “Road users also need to make extra effort to look out for pedestrians who may have been drinking, particularly in built up areas where they may suddenly step or fall into your path, or who may be walking along unlit rural roads during the hours of darkness.”

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