Leicestershire police warns of drink driving ahead of new year's eve

Leicestershire Police are reminding people of the dangers of drink driving ahead of New Year celebrations.

At the end of the fourth week of the force's Christmas campaign, 86 people have been arrested for being over the legal alcohol limit behind the wheel.

“Whilst officers carry out breath tests at all times of day and night throughout the year, not just at Christmas, we recognise that there is an increased temptation to have a drink and then drive.”

“No officer wants to have to knock on someone’s door and deliver the message that a loved one has died or been seriously injured at the hands of a drink driver.”

– Superintendent Jim Holyoak, Road Policing Unit at Leicestershire Police

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