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Close to a hundred arrested for drink driving so far this month

Crime / Thu 14th Dec 2023 at 01:20pm

SO far this month, Roads Policing officers have arrested 96 drivers since our drink drive campaign was launched.

Between 1-11 December, Roads Policing officers conducted a total of 49 roadside drink drive tests and 30 roadside drug wipe tests as part of a clampdown aimed at keeping our roads safe over Christmas. Furthermore, 17 drivers failed to provide a specimen (drink drive).

The arrests were a result of proactive patrols across the whole of the county.

This year, we’ve arrested 1142 drink drivers, 858 drug divers and 319 drivers who failed to provide a specimen (drink drive): that’s a total of 2319 drivers arrested.

Each year, Essex Police support a national crackdown on drink driving as part of a month-long road safety campaign: this year, the ‘Drink Driving. Together We Can Stop It’ campaign launched on Friday 1 December.

We’re urging the public to ‘help prevent, persuade and call the police’ on drink drivers this Christmas. 

For more information on #drindrivingtogetherwecanstopit, visit: Would you report a drink driver this Christmas? | Essex Police

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5 Comments for Close to a hundred arrested for drink driving so far this month:

hadenough
2023-12-14 13:50:13

Come to Market St, Old Harlow - keep the police busy at the weekend with all the drink/drug drivers here.

Eddie
2023-12-14 18:22:22

Why will they never learn.

David
2023-12-14 22:35:26

Perhaps if their vehicle were scrapped or sold at auction and the proceeds given to charity it might be a deterrent.

Jim
2023-12-15 05:42:55

You can’t have the best of both worlds people. Either you ban, alcohol and drugs altogether in our society or just get used to it, it’s only getting worse

hadenough
2023-12-15 09:18:04

Er.... Jim, drugs were illegal last time I looked.

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