Hundreds arrested for drink driving during police campaign

Drink and drug drive campaign by Thames Valley Police sees 240 people arrested.

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240 people arrested for drink driving in crack down

A summer campaign launched by Thames Valley Police to crack down on drink driving saw 240 people arrested.

During the month of June, hundreds were arrested for driving with excess alcohol.

Of those arrested, 129 have been charged, 71 have been bailed and 40 released with no further action.

There was a slight decrease of men arrested, with 197 arrested this year compared with 200 last year but there was an increase of 10% in arrests of women.

Chief Superintendent Lucy Hutson said:

Each drink driver arrested and taken off the road helps to make our roads safer and prevents potential death or serious injury. Each death and serious injury we prevent stops pain and devastation to an even wider circle of family and friends.”

– Chief Superintendent Lucy Hutson, Thames Valley Police
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