Paramedic speaks of devastating effects of drink-driving

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

 

Paramedic speaks of devastating effects of drink-driving

Paramedic Kate McDougall who is featured in the latest Hampshire and Isle of Wight police anti drink-drive video.

THE latest in a series of hard-hitting films has been released today (Wednesday) as part of a police campaign to cut drink-driving this Christmas.

The film is the second in a series of four, which has been produced by Hampshire and Isle of Wight police with the support of a family whose daughter died after crashing while drunk.

In this latest film paramedic Kate McDougall talks about her experience of this and other drink-drive incidents.

"Part of my job is to declare people deceased. It is awful having to do it at road accidents, especially when drink is involved, because it is such a waste of life.

"It is completely preventable and should never happen.

"People make a choice to get in a car once they've been drinking.

"It causes such devastating effects and should never happen."

Drink-drivers can be reported by text using 80999 or by calling 999.

See the video below:

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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