Drink-drive crackdown for O Week

Dunedin police have warned students they will be out in force targeting drink-drivers in a crackdown timed to co-incide with Orientation Week.

Police say they will use compulsory breath test check points, random stopping and targeting of licensed premises during the campaign which starts on Monday.

The key focus will be on vehicles travelling in and out of the city centre.

"In order to reduce alcohol-related road deaths and injury we want to encourage people to drink responsibly and arrive safely at their destinations. Using a designated sober driver is one way to accomplish this," said Acting Sergeant Andrew Camp of Dunedin's Strategic Traffic Unit.

"We ask students who are out enjoying O Week to think responsibly about how they plan to get home before they go out drinking, and to catch a taxi or bus, or walk home with friends rather than alone. Getting behind the wheel after a few drinks is not a safe option and never will be," he said.

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