North Yorkshire Police arrest 99 in drink-drive Christmas crackdown

North Yorkshire Police’s annual effort to put a stop to festive drink and drug drivers has resulted in almost 100 arrests.

  • Since the crackdown began on 1st December, officers have arrested 99 motorists on suspicion of getting behind the wheel while impaired by drink or drugs
  • Officers have conducted 3204 breath tests in the same period

It is concerning that we have made so many arrests since 1st December and it appears that some people just aren’t getting the message.

It is pleasing though, that we are catching people who are prepared to take a risk and getting them off the roads before they can kill or seriously injure someone.

Between now and the new year, officers will be out in force on our roads and if you drink or take drugs and drive we will catch you and you face losing your licence.

People need to understand that drink driving is simply not acceptable and the police will keep making arrests for as long as motorists keep putting lives at risk through drink or drug driving.”

– Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group

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