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Young people heeding the drink-driving message better, says Police Chief

It appears young drivers are getting the drink-driving message, while older people are ignoring it.

Victoria’s Police Commissioner Graham Ashton told Tony Jones youngsters are more likely to appoint a designated driver.

‘It tends to be the older age group, that perhaps didn’t go through their teens with a strong drink-driving message, that will take the risk,’ Mr Ashton said on Tuesday.

Mr Ashton said police are preparing for their busiest days of the year for family violence: Christmas and Boxing Day.

‘Sometimes the only time of year they come together,’ he said.

‘A few drinks are drunk and wounds are opened up, and police end up getting called.’

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