Sergeant Rob Heard.

The car involved in a crash which killed 10-year-old Isle of Wight girl Evey Staley went on display in Newport this afternoon (Wednesday), prompting police to warn drivers “it’s not worth the risk” this Christmas.

Islander Evey died in 2012 when a drink and drug driver crashed into the family car. Neal Staley and Evey’s mum also suffered life-threatening injuries.

The motorist was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was found to be two and a half times over the legal drinking limit. He had also smoked cannabis.

The car involved in the crash.

Now, six years on from the incident, Hampshire Constabulary has launched its annual campaign urging drivers to think carefully before they drink and drive.

Sergeant Rob Heard, from the force, was in St Thomas’ Square in Newport this afternoon. He says those behind the wheel should “make a plan” when going out this Christmas:

“Our campaign is to remind people of the dangers of drink and drug driving. We know people are going to be going to parties, having festivals and meeting up with each other. That’s great and we’re not trying to stop people from doing that.

“What we’re saying is make a plan – what are you going to do to get home?”

WATCH: Hampshire Constabulary’s warning…