Fewer motorists caught in Cambs Christmas anti-drink drive campaign

10:39 03 January 2014

Emergency services were called to Priory Lane in Little Wymondley following a car crash

Emergency services were called to Priory Lane in Little Wymondley following a car crash


Fewer motorists were caught driving under the influence of drink and drugs this Christmas.

Police in Cambridgeshire arrested 96 people during its campaign, which ran from December 1-31, compared to 120 in 2012. More than 6,000 motorists were stopped.

Sgt Chris Huggins said: “While it’s encouraging to see fewer drivers arrested than last year, sadly any arrest is one too many.

“It appears our message is getting through, but it is always disappointing to see that there are still a number of motorists who think it is acceptable to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Not only were drivers being stopped as part of our Christmas campaign but also during routine daily patrols and at incidents.

“Although the campaign is over, our work will continue as we strive to make the roads safer.”

Speeding is the focus of the force’s January ‘Think!’ campaign.


More news stories

(L-R) Zoe Rodriguez, Roberta Butter, Judith Somers-Heslam, and Samantha Jones.

People across Huntingdonshire picked out their pinkest clothes for a fundraising day in aid of Breast Cancer Now on October 21.

Huntingdonshire District Council has turned dfown a developer's bid for dozens of new homes in Sawtry

A developer’s bid to build 80 homes in Sawtry has been dealt a blow after a planning application was refused by councillors.

Cambridge magistrates court.

A Hartford man has been given a temporary driving ban after he was involved in a collision while nearly four times over the drink drive limit and while looking after a child.

The Hinchingbrooke Park wall and Pepys steps have undergone renovation in the last year.

ll An historic part of Huntingdonshire’s heritage is no longer at risk of falling into ruin after conservation work was carried out.

Join Vindis Volkswagen at their As Good As New Event between 6th – 24th October 2016

If you’re looking to buy a used Volkswagen, now’s the time to do it.

Read more

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up