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Drink drivers caught in Staffordshire being named and shamed online

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

By Sarah Marshall

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DRINK-DRIVERS are being named and shamed on the world wide web as part of a Staffordshire Police Christmas crackdown.

The force has published the names of more than 20 people on its Twitter page who have already been charged with drink-driving and related offences.

A Twitter update yesterday said: “- if you drink drive in #Staffordshire, see your name on Twitter."

Daily updates will continue to be posted on the social networking site until the end of December.

The names will also be published on the Staffordshire Police Facebook page.

The aim is to urge drivers to ditch the booze if they are driving anywhere over the festive period.

Police have been doing a number of roadside stop-checks across the county, which will continue until the end of the year.

Chief Inspector Paul Trevor, from Staffordshire Police, said: “The actions of drink-drivers who risk their own and other people’s lives can end in tragedy for families. We hope that this additional consequence will make drivers think before they drink and drive.

"We are conducting road-side stop checks and drivers involved in collisions should expect to be breathalysed.

“Even the morning after a night out drivers could be still be over the limit. Mistakenly some believe if they have eaten and slept they will be ok to drive."

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