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118 arrested in North Yorkshire Police drink-drive campaign
2:41pm Friday 24th January 2014 in Local news
More than 100 people were arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving during North Yorkshire Police’s Christmas Safety Campaign.
Of the 118 people arrested, 60 have been charged and have either already lost or face losing their licences for a minimum of 12 months.
Officers conducted 2,026 breath tests in their bid to keep the county’s roads safe over Christmas and say that although the campaign, which ran throughout December, is over, the fight against drink and drug driving will continue.
Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Targeting drink and drug drivers was a key aspect of our Christmas Safety Campaign and although it is pleasing that we have managed to make so many arrests, it is also disappointing that people are still willing to take the risk.
“The dangers are well documented and we will continue to target offenders even though the Christmas campaign is over.
“The fight against drink and drug driving is a year-round focus for the police and people need to start getting the message that it is illegal, dangerous and totally unacceptable.”