POLICE have reminded New Year's Eve revellers not to get behind the wheel.

Thousands partied their way into 2018 last night – with many waking up this morning to pounding headaches.

The county's police officers are backing a national anti-drink and drug driving campaign that aims to cut accidents, slash casualty numbers and protect road users.

Speaking in support of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s December campaign, Sgt Simon Drewett, head of Wiltshire Police’s Road Safety Unit, said: "Motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs are not only putting themselves at risk, but also the lives of other road users across the county.

"Drink-driving has for a number of years been seen as taboo by society, however during the festive season more people take the risk after a few drinks with friends or whilst out at Christmas parties.

"Recent statistics have also highlighted a worrying amount of people drug-driving on our roads now too. If you are out over the Christmas period then please plan your journey accordingly.”

He added that drivers who combine drink with drugs are 23 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than sober drivers.

The legal alcohol limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol for every 100ml of blood or 35mg of alcohol for every 100ml of breath.

You can calculate the number of units you have drunk – and estimate the number of calories consumed – using the Drinkaware alcohol tracker.

To report an incident of drink or drug driving call Wiltshire Police on 101 and select option four for the drink-drive hotline.