Three arrested in Huntingdon after police crackdown on drink and drug driving

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 16:02 05 December 2016




More than 100 motorists were stopped in Huntingdon as part of a Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving last Saturday (December 3).

In just an hour the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit stopped 160 drivers and arrested three men, with two set to appear in court in the coming weeks.

A 28-year-old man, from Peterborough, has been charged with drink driving and is due in Cambridgeshire Magistrates’ Court on January 10, while a 29-year-old man, also from Peterborough, has been charged with driving without insurance, a licence, or MOT.

He was also charged with failing to provide a sample of breath and will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on December 21.

A 51-year-old man, from Huntingdon, was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving, and has been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on January 29.

Chief Inspector Jane Aspin of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “We want to remind motorists that drink driving simply isn’t worth the risk and the consequences might not only ruin your Christmas, but the rest of your life.

“To be safe motorists should avoid drinking alcoholic drinks when they are driving and if they do drink, ensure they wait a suitable amount of time before driving.

“Drinking before driving has life-changing consequences and we would like to encourage everyone to report anyone they believe is drinking through our confidential hotline. You may just save a life.”

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