As part of Devon and Cornwall Police’s Lift Legend campaign, designated drivers will be entitled to a free soft drink in a bid to tackle drink and drug driving.
According to the police, drunk and drug driving is one of the ‘fatal five’ causes of serious injuries and deaths on roads in the South West. Last winter, 952 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs.
Lift Legend will run from Friday, December 1 until Monday, January 1, 2024. Drivers buying a soft drink in one of the participating venues will receive a voucher to get their second drink free of charge.
During the month-long operation, Devon and Cornwall Police will be using social media channels to raise awareness of the dangers involved with drink and drug driving, carrying out intelligence-led checks and engaging with motorists on the risks of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
Sergeant Owen Messenger of the Road Casualty Reduction Team said: “If you think you are safe to drive after drinking or taking drugs, think again. Even the slightest amount of alcohol or drugs in your system increases the risk of causing serious harm to yourself or other road users.
“Despite long-term reductions, drink and drug driving still accounts for 15 per cent of road deaths and almost 10,000 casualties nationally each year.
“Tackling drunk and drug driving is a priority for Devon and Cornwall Police. Our officers will be out in force, rigorously targeting those who are a danger on our roads, day or night.
“This vital work is complimented by the Lift Legend initiative, which encourages those heading out to a Christmas party or a festive night out to plan their journey and nominate a ‘Lift Legend’.
The following lists the licensed premises in Cornwall that are participating in the Lift Legend 2023 campaign:
The St Mabyn Inn & Restaurant, Bodmin, PL30 3BA
The Weir Bistro, Whalesborough, EX23 0JD
The Rifle Volunteer, Gunnislake, PL18 9HL
Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Cornwall, PL32 9RF
The Games Room, Falmouth, TR11 3AE
Pizza Jockeys, Falmouth, TR11 3DB
Highcliffe House, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
Falmouth Bowling Club, Falmouth, TR11 4JZ
Falmouth Golf Club, Falmouth, TR11 5PR
Sam’s Fowey, Fowey, PL23 1AQ
Sam’s On The Beach, Par, PL24 2TL
Duke of Leeds, Leedstown, TR27 6DB
Helston and Porthleven:
42 The Living Room, Helston, TR13 8EQ
The Atlantic Inn, Porthleven, TR13 9DZ
The Ship Inn, Porthleven, TR13 9JS
Lion and Lamb, Ashton, TR13 9RW
The Pavilion Bar, Ruan Minor, TR12 7JL
Ann’s Pasties, Lizard, TR12 7NJ
The Witchball, Lizard, TR12 7NJ
The Top House Inn, Lizard, TR12 7NQ
Mullion Golf Club, Helston, TR12 7BP
The Old Inn, Mullion, TR12 7HN
The Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, PL28 8QN
The Earl of St Vincent, Wadebridge, PL27 6HT
The Perranporth Inn, Perranporth, TR6 0BJ
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe, TR20 9NP
The Welloe, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ
The Pitch Sports Bar, St Austell, PL26 8DT
Rum and Crab Shack, St Ives, TR26 1LG
Commercial Hotel, St Just, TR19 7HE
Halfway House, Torpoint, TR11 4AR
Sam’s In the City, Truro, TR1 2AA
Devoran Village Hall, Truro, TR3 6PW
Dynamite Valley Brewery Ltd, Ponsanooth, TR3 7JW
If you suspect someone has been drinking or has taken drugs and is about to drive, please dial 999 and provide the make and model of the vehicle, registration number and direction of travel.
For more information about the campaign or to find participating venues near you, visit: www.dc.police.uk/LiftLegend