Friday, 1 June 2012

E-Cops: Confidential Number To Report Drink Driving Launched


A CONFIDENTIAL number to report drink drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs launches today (Friday June 1,) to coincide with the force’s summer campaign.

The enforcement campaign runs until the end of June, while the confidential hotline will be piloted for three-months.

Using the 0800 032 0845 number, which is available 24/7, people can get involved in the campaign by supplying police with information about drink and drug drivers.

We know there are people out there who still feel it is acceptable to drive under the influence and there are also people who know who these offenders are.

They may not feel comfortable reporting drink and drug drivers so the confidential line is available to allow people to do this without having to leave their details.

We will act on the information either immediately or through targeted action.

When calling the number people will be asked to provide as much information as possible about the driver, including:

Name of the driver
Make, colour and index number of the vehicle

Thanks in advance for any help you can give us in tackling drink and drug driving.

Kind regards
Insp Chris Skepper
Roads policing unit