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Police arrested 593 people during Hampshire Constabulary’s summer drink-drive campaign Op Solar, 19 per cent less than in 2011. Of 593 arrests, 445 people where charged with driving under the influence, three were bailed pending further enquiries and 145 were released with no further action.
Of those arrested, there were 482 men and 111 women. The youngest arrested was a 16-year-old boy and the oldest a 79-year-old man. The average age of those arrested was 36 years. August saw the most arrests this year with 201 followed by June with 188.
Last year the campaign’s busiest month was July with 279 arrests, then August with 234, followed by June with 188.