More than 100 drink-drivers caught by police
MORE than 100 drivers in Cambridgeshire have been arrested for drink-driving as part of the police’s seasonal campaign.
Daily patrols have been carried out across the county, with more than 2,500 motorists stopped in total, and 109 found to be over the legal limit.
Police are warning drivers not to be tempted to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve, when police will be on the roads to carry out breath tests and field impairment tests.
Inspector Chris Skepper said: “We want this festive season to be a happy time for all the county’s residents, but remember: don’t drink and drive.
“Officers will breath tests drivers and carry out field impairment tests to check whether they are under the influence of drugs.
“The maximum penalty for drink-driving is a six-month prison sentence, �5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months – is it really worth the risks?”
With drinking hours extended in many pubs and bars, police are reminding drivers that alcohol can often remain in the body until the next day – potentially putting drivers over the legal limit the following morning.