FOOTBALL fans have been warned they could face prison if they get behind the wheel while over the limit during Euro 2020.

It follows the launch of the police’s annual crackdown on drink and drug drivers, where offenders across Sussex are set to be named and shamed.

Anyone caught falling foul of the rules could face a minimum 12 month driving ban, unlimited fines and even a possible prison sentence.

The crackdown aims to keep all road users safe, and to take robust action against those who put the lives of themselves and others at risk.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am always dismayed by the number of people who choose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle when they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“This is not just inconsiderate, it’s totally irresponsible. Those who kill or seriously injure others when over the limit should be in no doubt that they will face the legal and social consequences of their actions.

“With football season in full swing and sunny summer weather to enjoy, we must make sure that we are taking responsibility for our actions when out socialising.

“The message is clear: drink or drive; don’t take the risk and do both, even if you have had ‘only one drink’.”

The dedicated campaign runs from Friday 11 June to Sunday 11 July, and is in addition to routine roads policing 365 days a year.

In keeping with previous campaigns, the identities of anyone arrested for drink or drug-driving during this period and subsequently convicted, will be published on the Sussex Police website and social media channels.

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: “We hope that by maximising publication of this campaign, people will think twice about their actions.

“We appreciate that the vast majority of motorists are safe and competent road users, but there is always a minority who ignore our advice and risk lives.”

“Our advice to everyone – whether you’re watching the football or socialising with friends or family this summer – is to drink or drive; never both.

“Think about it before you get behind the wheel. Don’t let your next journey be your last.”

The consequences of drink or drug-driving have been listed below:

• A minimum 12 month ban;

• An unlimited fine;

• A possible prison sentence;

• A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;

• An increase in your car insurance;

• Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA;

• You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.