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Police warning after suspected drunk driver cut out of car

The driver had to be cut out of the vehicle following the crash near Draperstown. Credit: PSNI
The driver had to be cut out of the vehicle following the crash near Draperstown. Credit: PSNI

The emergency services "risked their own safety" to provide first aid to a suspected drunk driver after a crash near Draperstown.

Officers posting on PSNI Magherafelt's Facebook page said the incident happened on Monday at lunchtime.

"Crews also risked their own safety by climbing into the car to provide first aid to the clearly drunk driver after he rolled it," and officer said.

"As well as a needless waste of our resources, a fire service crew were also required to cut the driver out.

"Someone is going to die as a direct consequence of these selfish individuals - and it’s rarely the drunk driver.

"We are constantly catching and arresting drink drivers and thereby preventing collisions, but it isn’t possible to catch them all.

"It may sound like a stuck record but the mindset urgently needs to change."

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