More than 40 motorists already caught drink driving

MORE than 40 motorists have already been caught drink driving in the first week of Cambridgeshire police s Christmas campaign to tackle driving under the influence. Officers said a total of 41 people were arrested since the campaign was officially launche

MORE than 40 motorists have already been caught drink driving in the first week of Cambridgeshire police's Christmas campaign to tackle driving under the influence.

Officers said a total of 41 people were arrested since the campaign was officially launched on December 1.

This figure is exceeds the 35 arrested during the first week of the 2006 campaign.

Pc Tony Barrios said: "It is always disappointing to find some drivers are still flouting the law."

As part of the campaign, regular stop checks have been taking place across the county and motorists have been warned they will face a breathalyser test if they are pulled over for any motoring offence.

In addition, police are also urging people going on Christmas parties to ensure they pre-plan their journeys home.

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Pc Barrios added: "If you are planning on drinking when going out, always pre-plan how you are going to get back, book a taxi or nominate a non-drinker to drive.

"We do not want anyone to go through the distress and heartbreak of losing a loved one this Christmas through drink-driving and we will continue our robust enforcement.