Summer Drink-Driving campaign continues to drive home message

News / Tue 17th Jul 2018 at 02:20pm

A total of 205 have been arrested during our summer anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

The campaign ran between Thursday, June 14 and Sunday, July 15 and saw 2,050 drivers stopped and interacted with.

In total 109 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving, 78 on suspicion of drug driving, and 18 on suspicion of failing to provide a specimen.

During our campaign last summer 107 people were arrested, while there were 148 arrests during our last Christmas campaign.

Head of Roads Policing, Adam Pipe, said: “Alcohol and drugs can slow your reaction time and when you’re behind the wheel that can be fatal.

“It continues to be a blight on our communities and those who are doing it are putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk.

“Our summer campaign shows there are people who still believe it is ok to get behind the wheel after taking drugs or having a few drinks. It’s not ok, it’s totally unacceptable.

“The campaign may have finished but our work to identify and arrest drink and drug drivers doesn’t stop.

“My officers will continue to carry out proactive operations and act on information called in to us.

“Intelligence from the public has been essential during this campaign and I continue to urge you to contact us if you know of someone drink or drug driving.

“Please remember to drive safe, drive sober”

You can call us on 101 to report a drink or drug driver.

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