Driving campaign: 101 arrests

The summer drink drive campaign has concluded in Dorset - with 101 drivers arrested.

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101 dangerous drivers arrested in campaign

The summer drink drive campaign has finished in Dorset with 101 arrests made.

Drivers in road traffic collisions were automatically breath tested during the campaign - alongside the national drink drive campaign in June this year.

Out of all the arrests, 22 were made after road traffic accidents.

Additional checks were carried out throughout the county, including early morning checks undertaken by both marked and unmarked police patrols - with 707 breath tests administered overall.

Although the summer campaign is over for another year, we will continue to target those who put their lives and others at risk by drink driving.

More then 20 per cent of arrests came after collisions which shows how dangerous drink driving is. There is no safe limit, so anytime that you are going out for a drink you need to plan how to get home without driving yourself.

I'd like to thank the public for their support and would continue to urge people to call police if they suspect someone is drink driving."

– Matt Butler, Dorset Police Traffic Inspector
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