Christmas Drink Drive campaign

The new 'Christmas Drink Drive' campaign has begun, with Cumbria Police issuing a strong warning to drivers; don't drink alcohol before you get behind the wheel.

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Cumbria Police: 'You have been warned'

After nearly a hundred people failed breath tests this time last year, police say they'll be cracking down even harder this Christmas.

Last year in Cumbria we conducted almost three and a half thousand breath tests in the month of December. That is over a hundred breath testa a day in Cumbria. We'll be doing at least as much as that this year. Disappointingly out of that we were also arresting three people a day. So there is far likelihood that if you are drink driving there is a very strong likelihood that you will be arrested.

– Chief Inspector Kevin Greenhow, Cumbria Police

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