Police force to name and shame drink-drivers this Christmas

Staff writer
A driver blows into a PSNI Road Policing officers' breathalyser during a random drink driving checkpoint in Belfast.
A driver blows into a PSNI Road Policing officers' breathalyser during a random drink driving checkpoint in Belfast.

Lincolnshire Police is to use social media over the festive period to publicly name and shame drivers caught behind the wheel while drunk. The force, which has come under criticism for the controversial plans, says that publishing details would lead other drivers to think twice about driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

Superintendent Phil Vickers said: "It isn't about shaming people – it is about preventing offences in the first place."