59 people put their lives and the lives of innocent road users at risk during the recent summer drink and drug drive campaign.
Despite repeated warnings, 6% of 980 people breathalysed across the Cleveland and Durham force areas were positive, refused or failed to provide during June.
This year’s campaign coincided with the World Cup tournament, when some fixtures were being shown late at night due to the time difference.
Officers placed an extra focus on those drivers out in their cars the morning after a number of matches. Of 344 people breathalysed between 6am and 11am, five of these were positive, refused of failed to provide, equating to 1.5%.