Hundreds of motorists arrested follow drink driving campaign


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The Police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire has warned there will be no let up in the crackdown on drink driving across the county.

The message comes after over 120 people were arrested during the festive period as a part of a seven-week campaign.

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright said: “Drinking and driving puts people’s lives at risk and is not acceptable and targeting this irresponsible behaviour will not stop. The message is simple – do not drink and drive.”

The campaign launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police Unit aimed to target those getting behind the wheel after a few drinks.

Road policing inspector Phil Bloor said: “Although our campaign against drink driving has come to an end for now, motorists shouldn’t think they won’t be caught.

“We tackle drink driving all year round, and those who think it is acceptable to drive on our roads under the influence of alcohol should be warned; we will not tolerate drink driving and will seek to prosecute offenders.”

Over the last six years the police have seen the number of people caught drink driving in Cambridgeshire has reduced to 928 compared to 1,133 in 2010.

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Sir Graham added: “Although the number of people caught drink driving has decreased over the last six years, 928 in 2015 is still too many.”