Fenland police clamp down on drink driving

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The dangers of drink driving are being highlighted in a month-long THINK! campaign starting today (Monday, June 1).

Motorists are being urged not to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, warning that any amount can affect your ability to drive. Those arrested for drink driving face a minimum 12-month driving ban and up to £5,000 fine.

In the first three months of this year 156 people were caught drink driving in Cambridgeshire alone. More than a third of the people arrested were under 30.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit will be conducting an increased number of checks throughout the month in an effort to stop drink drivers.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Drink driving ruins lives and is completely unacceptable. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs dramatically increases your chances of being involved in a collision that results in someone’s death or injury.”