PSNI Warns Against Drink Driving

The PSNI has issued a warning to motorists across Northern Ireland against driving under the influence ahead of the festive season.

Highlighting the stark consequences of getting behind the wheel after a night of celebrating, a police spokesperson told of two young brothers killed by a drink driver in England in 2008.

Ben and Arron Peak died when a motorist who was twice the legal limit crashed into the back of their vehicle in his Range Rover. Their father, Phil Peak, was left with serious spinal injuries.
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The incident occurred on the M6 in Staffordshire on 07 June 2008, as the family made their way to Greater Manchester for a day out.

Sadly, Ben and Arron died at the scene after their car was hit from behind by a 4x4. They were just eight and ten years old.

The driver had been drinking beer and sambuca at a wedding and set off the next day after just two hours sleep, a PSNI spokesperson said. They were later jailed for seven years and four months.

Sharing a picture of the two youngsters, police warned: "With more parties and social events this time of year, the risk of people driving under the influence increases.

"I hope this photograph will act as a stark reminder of the cost of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs."


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