DRIVERS who get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs have been warned they could be sent to prison.
Today, West Yorkshire Police launched its annual campaign to cut the number of people driving under the influence.
Last year 15 per cent of people stopped by officers were arrested for being unfit to drive either through drink or drugs.
Chief Inspector Neil Hunter, Head of Roads Policing for West Yorkshire Police, said: “We want anyone who has been drinking to stop and pause before considering driving and remember the significant financial cost of a drink driving conviction which can include loss of employment, increased or refused insurance and a heavy fine or prison sentence.
“The human cost imposed by drink drivers on their victims or their families can be life changing and cannot be measured.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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