Father's message 'don't drink and drive'

By Ross Findon

Friday, December 7, 2012


Father's message 'don't drink and drive'

The wreckage of a car driven by a woman killed in a drink-driving incident. Picture courtesy of Hampshire Constabulary.


"PLEASE, anyone, if you have drunk, please do not drive. It is devastating for everyone around you."

That is the message of a father, whose daughter was killed after she crashed while drunk, in the latest of a series of Hampshire and Isle of Wight police-made films.

It is the final in a series of four films that have focused on the aftermath of a single accident, in which a 23-year-old woman was killed when she crashed last November. She was four times over the drink-drive limit at the time.

In the previous films a police officer, firefighter and paramedic have spoken of the harrowing impact of the crash for those involved.

In the latest film, the woman's father has spoken about the night the police arrived at his house and broke the news to him and his wife that their daughter had been killed.

"I would have to explain to my son and daughter what had happened to their sister and I couldn't protect them from the pain which they were going to endure as a result of this event.

"It deepened the pain of losing her even more, by knowing and realising that alcohol played a significant role in the error of judgement and actions that night," he said.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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