Drink-drive frustration’

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police said they had been left frustrated by the number of drivers caught driving under the influence of drink and drugs over the Christmas period. A total of 201 people were arrested for drinking and driving during the Stay safe – stay so

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police said they had been left frustrated by the number of drivers caught driving under the influence of drink and drugs over the Christmas period.

A total of 201 people were arrested for drinking and driving during the "Stay safe - stay sober" campaign, which ran for a month from December 1. The previous year, 197 people were arrested during the same period.

Pc Mick McCready, casualty reduction officer for the force, said: "It is extremely frustrating that some people still do not respect the law and continue to drive under the influence.

"Each time someone gets behind the wheel and drives under the influence, they are putting not only themselves at risk but also the lives of others."


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The campaign saw stop-checks across the county with officers carrying out breath tests and field impairment tests to check whether drivers were under the influence of drugs. Pc McCready said: "I am disappointed that the number of people driving under the influence has remained high, and it shows that there are still a number of drivers who think it is acceptable.

"Cambridgeshire Constabulary is committed to reducing the number of drink-drivers, and we will do all we can to ensure that those over the limit or under the influence of drugs are caught and dealt with appropriately.

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