‘Drink-driving not worth dying for’, say police

Road users have been urged not to get behind the wheel after having alcohol or taking drugs this Christmas.
Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched their joint month-long campaign to educate and target drink- and drug-drivers, and PC Tony Hayhurst has pleaded with motorists not to be the reason he has to “bring a family’s world crashing down” over the festive season.
The family liaison officer, who is a specialist in delivering tragic news to loved ones and supporting them through a devastating time, said: “Last December there were 157 collisions on Cheshire’s roads, and on average one a day that resulted in serious or life-changing injuries.

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