157 drink and drug driving arrests during December so far

OFFICERS have made nearly 160 drink or drug driving-related offences in the first half of December.

Between 1 and 17 December, 157 people were arrested – 81 on suspicion of drug driving, 64 on suspicion of drink driving, and 12 on suspicion of failing to provide a specimen.

Temporary Chief Inspector Emma Bullock, Head of Roads Policing, said:

“My officers continue to work proactively to target drivers who are putting others at risk.

“We’ve all had a challenging year with many people experiencing tragedy and we don’t want anyone to experience any more.

“Many of us have moved into a new set of Government COVID-19 regulations meaning fewer cars will be on the roads but my teams will still be out there keeping you safe.”

If you have any information about a drink or drug driver please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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