Police issue stark warning to those who intend to drink and drive this Christmas

The festive period can be a costly time for many with presents to buy and events to attend, but West Yorkshire Police are urging people not to pay the ultimate cost this year by getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink.

Throughout December, West Yorkshire Police will be carrying out increased enforcement activity on our roads and taking every opportunity to remind people of the potentially fatal consequences for yourself and others of driving while under the influence of drink.

Building on the success of the recent driving whilst using a mobile phone campaign, the Force will again be using the hashtag #WYPTheCost and highlighting the potential cost of being caught drink driving. The consequences can include prison time, an unlimited fine and a driving ban, in addition to the devastating emotional impact on those involved and their families and loved ones if someone is injured as a result of a collision.