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Police are warning drivers to be aware of driving the morning after a night of drinking, as they may be unknowingly over the drink drive limit.

The campaign is designed to help normally responsible people avoid the risk of a drink drive conviction, or worse, cause a collision or casualties while over the limit.

On average, each unit of alcohol takes one hour to leave the body. A large glass of wine or a pint of strong beer constitutes about three units.


“It takes a lot longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body and because of this there is a real risk that people who would not dream of driving after drinking may still be unwittingly over the drink drive limit the morning after,” said Inspector Jamie Langwith, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit.

“We’re not saying don’t drink, but we are saying don’t drink anything if you are driving, and don’t drink heavily if you have to drive the following morning.”

Anyone who suspects someone of drink driving is encouraged to contact police via their confidential drink drive hotline on 0800 032 0845.

More information can be found on the force website

Dom Edge

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