211 arrests for drink driving

Two hundred and eleven people were arrested by Kent Police as part of the force’s Christmas anti drink/drug drive campaign.

200 arrests in drink drive campaign

More than 200 people were arrested by Kent Police as part of the force’s anti drink/drug drive campaign.

In the month to January 1st, 211 failed roadside breath tests. Down from 222 last year.

One 47-year-old man was found more than five times over the legal limit following an incident in Minster.

He an gave a breath test of 148 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He was later disqualified from driving for 29 months and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Fortunately nobody was killed or injured as a result of this particular incident. But it’s regrettable that he and some other motorists choose to ignore our constant messages about the dangers they pose to themselves and others by drink driving.

“Driving under the influence of drink or drugs risks lives. If the worst was to happen and someone dies in a drink drive related collision, there are catastrophic consequences for the family or families left behind.

"In addition, the offender will have to live with what he or she has done forever and may spend time in prison too."

– Sgnt Hannah Brown

On average one person is killed on Kent’s roads each week. Statistics show that one in six of those deaths involves someone driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

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