STOP checks will be taking place across Huntingdonshire as part of the Christmas clampdown on drug and drink drinking from tomorrow.

STOP checks will be taking place across Huntingdonshire as part of a Christmas clampdown on drug and drink drinking from tomorrow.

Cambridgeshire Police are warning drivers will be breathalysed and face losing their licence or a prison sentence if caught over the limit.

The warning comes as part of the force's Twelve Crimes of Christmas campaign.

Casualty reduction officer, PC Tony Barrios said: “Every year, people who are usually law-abiding citizens will, for some reason, chose to drive while drunk or high on drugs. It is a very serious crime and those who commit it should be prepared to be treated as a criminal.

“Getting behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs puts yourself, and other road users, in danger. It can wreck lives and we will not tolerate such behaviour.

“The message is clear. If you are caught drink or drug-driving, you will lose your licence or even face a prison sentence. With money tight and jobs at a premium, can you really afford to put your livelihood at risk?

“People should think long and hard about how they would support themselves and their family in the New Year if they lost their licence and their job.”

Officers will be also be giving crime prevention advice over the coming weeks.