Saturday, March 22, 2014

Police say potholes make drink-drivers harder to spot

Potholes caused by floods have made swerving drink-drivers "difficult to spot", say Surrey Police.

Insp Richard Mallett, head of the force's roads policing unit, said sober drivers were forced to weave around potholes, masking the erratic behaviour typical of drink-drivers.

He added that the current conditions of the roads were a "concern". Surrey County Council said it has had to cope with about 21,000 potholes caused by flooding.

Insp Mallett, said: "Anecdotally, it makes it more difficult for us to spot the drunk drivers as everyone is weaving about around the potholes."

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