THE number of people caught driving while under the influence over the summer period has fallen, according to figures released by police.

THE number of people caught driving while under the influence over the summer period has fallen, according to figures released by police.

During Cambridgeshire police's summer drink drive campaign, which ran throughout June, 105 people were arrested, compared to 113 arrests the previous year (2009).

This includes 31 in Huntingdon and Fenland, 36 in the Peterborough and 38 in Cambridge. PC Tony Barrios, Casualty Reduction Officer, said: "It is encouraging to see that the number of people driving under the influence is falling. However, it is always disappointing to see that some drivers are still ignoring the law.

"We take this campaign extremely seriously and ensured there was a highly visible police presence on the county's roads throughout June, particularly with the World Cup, to target those who ignore the law.

"Although the campaign is over our work will continue as we strive to make the roads safer.

"Those motorists who continue to break the law may think they are safe to drive, but they are mistaken. Each time someone gets behind the wheel and drive under the influence they are not only risking their own life but also the lives of others."