Breath test failures “appalling say police

THE police have said they are appalled by the 30 per cent of drivers who failed roadside breath tests during the second week of a Christmas drink drive campaign. Just two weeks into the police anti-drink drive campaign, six out of the 20 drivers involved

THE police have said they are appalled by the 30 per cent of drivers who failed roadside breath tests during the second week of a Christmas drink drive campaign.

Just two weeks into the police anti-drink drive campaign, six out of the 20 drivers involved in a serious road collision in Cambridgeshire gave positive breath tests.

Pc Mick McCready said: "It is appalling, after all the warnings about the dangers of drinking and driving and the publicity for the present campaign"

The number of positive tests between December 9 and 15 totalled 45, which is 10 more than in the first week of the campaign. One driver was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs.


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Pc McCready added: "This underlines the sad fact that many drivers use pubs and clubs and think they can drive and get away with it. Their behaviour is idiotic and dangerous to other people and themselves.

"I would appeal again to drivers not to attempt to drive if they have been drinking or using drugs. By doing so they are putting lives and livelihoods on the line.

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