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North East police forces crack down on drink-driving

North East police forces have launched their Christmas campaign to try to prevent drivers from drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

Police will be doing extra breath tests to catch drivers who have had too much Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More officers will be stopping drivers for breath tests across the force areas. Police are also issuing a warning to people not to be tempted to drink and drive over the festive season, saying anyone who does is risking their own life and others.

The campaign will last until the New Year.