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Over 100 motorists arrested for drink driving in Norfolk over Xmas

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Published by the KLFM News Team at 5:39am 15th January 2018

Over a hundred drivers in Norfolk were caught committing the same offence that led to Kim's dad's death.

Keith Howlett was killed by a motorist who was three times over the limit.

We're hearing from his daughter Kim Hannant after Norfolk Police revealed how many people they had arrested for drink driving over Christmas.

Kim said:

"The guy who caused dad's death just came out with scratches.

"There was another guy that had serious injury and can't work again while others were left with broken legs and arms.

"But the guy who was over the limit didn't have anything.

"So it's not the person who is drunk who gets injured - it's the others."

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[Keith was killed just days before Christmas in 2016 back a drink driver]

947 tests were carried out with 81 drivers providing positive readings during the month long campaign.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said:

"It's always disappointing to see that people are still prepared to take the risk and get behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs, although it is a minority.

"Dozens of people caught during the campaign would have started 2018 with a minimum 12 to 18 month driving ban, which will have massive implications on their professional and social lives.

"We target drink drivers all-year round and my plea to motorists considering getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs is don't - it's simply not worth the risk."

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green, said:

"It is clear some drivers still don't grasp the fact that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and unacceptable and a selfish thing to do.

"I attach great importance as Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner to keeping our roads safe by closely working with Norfolk Police and partner agencies.

"It is just not worth the risk and should not be tolerated by the community. We all have a part to play in keeping our roads safe.

"Do yourself a favour, do everyone else a favour and don't drive under the influence of drink or drugs and don't let your friends or family do so."

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