Police summer drink-drive campaign launched

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police’s month-long crackdown on summer drink-driving starts today (Wednesday).

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police’s month-long crackdown on summer drink-driving starts today (Wednesday).

Officers will be carrying out stop checks across the county throughout June to breath test drivers, including morning checks to catch drivers still over the limit from the night before.

Roads Policing Inspector Chris Skepper said: “As the weather warms up and the days get longer we traditionally see an increase in the number of people driving under the influence of alcohol.

“People tend to be out socialising and celebrating and may not think about how they are going to get home.

“It is simply not acceptable for people to risk the lives of others because they are having too much fun.

“We are urging drivers to organise their transport home before becoming impaired and making a bad decision.”

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In 2010, 105 people were arrested during the summer campaign, down from 113 in 2009.

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