Police are catching more "morning after" drink-drivers, according to latest figures.
The number of people arrested for drink-driving between 6am and 8am rose nearly 4% between 2011 and 2012, police statistics published by car insurance company LV= showed.
A further LV= survey of 1,688 drivers showed that 3% had driven while over the legal limit the morning after a drinking session in the last two years.
The arrest figures were obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request and were based on replies from 22 of the 45 British police constabularies.
Of the police forces that gave information, Thames Valley had the most drink-drivers caught in 2011 and 2012 - a total of 4,783. Thames Valley has also recorded the highest number for the year to early November of 2,095.
The "drunkest" driver of 2013 so far has been a motorist arrested by Bedfordshire Police who was eight times over the legal limit.
The LV= survey showed that 46% of drivers underestimated, or did not know how long, it took for alcohol to leave the body, while 30% of men and 19% of women admitted to having driven at least once after a heavy drinking session the night before.
One of our region's police forces has been selected for a pilot scheme which aims to improve the treatment of people with mental health problems.
Thames Valley Police, which covers the county of Buckinghamshire, is one of a number of police forces taking part in the street triage scheme.
Mental health nurses will accompany officers to certain incidents to offer help and support. The aim is to ensure that people get the medical attention they need as quickly as possible.
As part of the scheme, mental health nurses will:
Support police officers while they are out on patrol.
Assist officers when they are responding to emergency calls.
Give advice to staff in police control rooms.
Initial reports from established street triage schemes in other parts of the country show that it can help to keep people out of custodial settings and reduce the demands on valuable police time.
Making sure people with mental health problems get the right assessment, care and treatment they need as quickly as possible is really important, especially in emergency situations.
We know that some police forces are already doing an extremely good job of handling circumstances involving mentally ill people but we want this to be the reality everywhere. By providing police forces with the support of health professionals we can give officers the skills they need to treat vulnerable people appropriately in times of crisis.