Drink-drivers deserve to be shopped to police
THERE may still be some people who consider the idea of tipping the police off about wrongdoing distasteful.
We sincerely hope they are in a tiny minority.
Those who are would do well to read the accounts we publish today of watch manager Mark Millington, Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, hospital consultant Jaime Coleman, solicitor Anton Balkitis and crown court judge Michael Stokes.
Together they paint a stark picture of what happens when people drink and drive – the pain and the suffering of victims, the terrible guilt of offenders and their own frustration as professionals that people still indulge in senseless risk-taking.
This is why we launched our None For The Road campaign last December, naming and shaming convicted drink-drivers in Notts.
We will do the same again this year, with Notts Police launching their annual drink-drive campaign from today.
The Post fully supports the call for people to tip off the police about those they suspect of driving under the influence. Make that call: it could prevent not just a crime but a tragedy.