Drink drive results - week two

THE second week of the drink drive campaign in the county has seen 23 people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Force’s anonymous reporting line has also received 19 calls during its first week of operation.

Insp Chris Skepper said: “It is always disappointing to find that some drivers are still flouting the law.

“We will continue our proactive approach by conducting regular stop checks to ensure those people who ignore the law are brought to justice.

“We have also received a number of calls from the public in relation to drink drivers and are currently following up this information.”

The enforcement campaign runs until the end of June, while the confidential hotline will be piloted for three months.

Using the 0800-0320845 number, which is available 24/7, people can get involved in the campaign by supplying police with information about drink and drug drivers.

Inspector Chris Skepper added: “We know there are people out there who still feel it is acceptable to drive under the influence and there are also people who know who these offenders are.

“They may not feel comfortable reporting drink and drug drivers so the confidential line is available to allow people to do this without having to leave their details.

“We will act on the information immediately where possible or through targeted action.”