Don’t slip up this Rugby World Cup Date published: 21st September 2015 8.45am

The Rugby World Cup started on Friday, with the opening game seeing England take on Fiji.

The event runs till the end of October and on the back of alcohol harm week, Cheshire Police are reminding fans to stay safe and drink responsibly.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts said, “Rugby is a very social sport, and the World Cup is one of the biggest events in the sports history. We want people to enjoy the event, but be mindful about the amount of alcohol you drink.

“You can still be over the limit, the morning after the night before, and the consequences of being caught drink driving can have a detrimental impact on your life

“If you’re going out to watch the rugby, leave the car keys at home and call a taxi or walk home. Alternatively, nominate a designated driver who will stick to soft drinks and give you all a safe way of getting home.”

Some of the penalties of being caught driving under the influence of drink and drugs include,

  • Lose you driving licence for at least a year
  • Have a criminal record
  • Face up to six months in prison
  • Face a fine of up to £5,000
  • Risk losing your job
  • See your car insurance premiums soar.

Don’t take the risk. Don’t be another statistic. Don’t drink and drive