Published On: Sun, May 4th, 2014 on 1:43 pm

Graphic video reminds people going for a night out this Bank Holiday weekend

West Yorkshire Drink Driving Accident

The fatal car collision in the video that cost lives

West Yorkshire Police have been reminding everyone about the consequences of drink-driving this Bank Holiday weekend.

A hard-hitting video that was released last year has been promoted, aimed at exposing the realities of drink-driving using real-life experiences.

It tells the story of Lindsay whose parents died because of the actions of a drink-driver, who was driving over 100mph and hit the back of their car.

Chief Inspector Mark Bownass, who leads the Major Collision Enquiries Team (MCET) that deals with fatal road collisions, said: “I want people to watch this and be shocked and upset by what they see and hear.

“It’s the only way to make some people take notice and to realise that drink-driving is not acceptable.”

In 2012, over 2,000 people were stopped for drink-driving in West Yorkshire and seven people died as a result of drink-driving collisions.

Chief Inspector Bownass advised: “You might not even know you’re over the limit.

“It takes time for alcohol to leave your system so it’s quite possible that if you’ve been drinking into the early hours and are driving later that morning, such as going to work or shopping or visiting a friend, you could well still be over the limit.

“If you are at all in doubt then don’t drive. It’s not worth the risk and you will have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.”

Warning GRAPHIC CONTENT – Viewer Discretion Advised

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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