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Graphic reminder of drink-drive danger in Clitheroe

The wreckage of Matthew Alston's car, which is used as a graphic illustration of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The wreckage of Matthew Alston's car, which is used as a graphic illustration of the dangers of drinking and driving.

Visitors to Clitheroe on Saturday night (December 7th) will be reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and how easy it is to still be impaired the next morning.

Officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be on hand to offer advice and speak from experience of the incidents they attend each year in which people are killed or injured due to drink and drug driving.

A layby near the White Lion Pub in Market Place, Clitheroe, will show the car driven by Matthew Alston, a young man from Read who tragically died in 2010 when he drove the morning after a night out.

Matthew’s parents work closely with Lancashire County Council’s Wasted Lives campaign which has educated over 50,000 young people about the consequences of drink-driving.

The event supports the campaign by the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety to prevent drink and drug driving this Christmas. You can find out more at www.wastedlives.co.uk/morningafter

 

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