Police disappointed after 15 people caught driving under the influence during week one of Christmas campaign

14:11 07 December 2012

Archant

FIFTEEN motorists have already been arrested for being under the influence of drink or drugs in the first week of the county-wide Christmas crackdown.

More than 2,000 motorists were stopped by police, with 15 arrests for either excess alcohol or being unfit through drink or drugs.

Pc Steve Gedny, casualty reduction officer, said: “We’re only a week into this campaign and the arrest figures are disappointing, the message is simple if you drink and drive you will be caught.

“We want this festive season to be a happy time for everyone. Don’t put others at risk by getting behind the wheel if you have had a drink, think of the potential consequences to yourself and others.

“The maximum penalty for drink driving is a six month prison sentence, £5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months. Is it really worth the risk?”

The campaign, which is running from December 1 until January 1, is warning drivers to think of the consequences of drink driving over the Christmas period.

Traffic officers will be out in force conducting daily patrols across the county to clampdown on anyone caught over the limit.

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  • Crushing the vehicle should be first on the list.

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    nrg

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

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