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Christmas drink drive campaign sees fewer arrests

Crime & Court News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

Crime & Court News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

Fewer motorists were found to be over the drink drive limit this Christmas.

Officers stopped more than 6,000 motorists and arrested 96 people, compared to 120 arrests last year.

The Christmas campaign ran from December 1 until December 31.

Sergeant Chris Huggins said: “While it’s encouraging to see fewer drivers arrested than last year, sadly any arrest is one too many.

“It appears our message is getting through, but it is always disappointing to see that there are still a number of motorists who think it is acceptable to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Not only were drivers being stopped as part of our Christmas drink drive campaign but also duringroutine dailypatrols and at incidents.

“This work was not just about enforcement but reminding motorists that officers are on the roads 24/7 as a deterrent to those contemplating driving under the influence.

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

January’s ‘Think!’ campaign will be excess speed.

 

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