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Driver involved in A47 crash found to be nearly three times over the legal drink drive limit

PUBLISHED: 17:12 26 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:10 27 December 2017

A driver involved in a crash on the A47 near Norwich was found to be nearly three times over the legal drink drive limit.
PIC: DENISE BRADLEY

A driver involved in a crash on the A47 near Norwich was found to be nearly three times over the legal drink drive limit. PIC: DENISE BRADLEY

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A driver involved in a crash on the A47 near Norwich was found to be nearly three times over the legal drink drive limit.

Police were called to the scene of the two-vehicle collision on a slip road at the Thickthorn Roundabout at about 2am this morning.

Sgt Chris Harris, from Norfolk Police, said nobody was thought to have been injured in the incident but that one of the drivers was found to have 96mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Sgt Harris said: “It’s quite sad that people are still willing to risk their own life and the lives of others, because if you are driving while over the limit it is one of the four main factors in fatal or serious road traffic collisions.”

Drink or drug driving is one of four offences that the police collectively call the Fatal Four. The other three Fatal Four offences are driving while using a mobile phone, speeding, and not wearing a seatbelt.

Over the festive period Norfolk Police is running an anti-drink and drug driving campaign to highlight the dangers.

Sgt Harris said: “It’s trying to put it out there that this does have consequences. If you are caught there are consequences - losing your licence, financially, or even losing your life or the loss of someone else’s life. This is what we are trying to stop.”

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