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Xmas Drink Drive Campaign

Avon and Somerset Police has arrested almost 200 people for drink / drug driving as part of the annual Operation Tonic festive campaign.

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9 women arrested as part of Gloucestershire’s Christmas drink drive campaign

Twenty people have been arrested in the past week as part of Gloucestershire’s Christmas drink drive campaign, bringing the total number of arrests during December to 57.

Of those arrested as part of the campaign nine have been women.

There may be a perception amongst the public that drink drivers are all young men, but this is not the case - it can be anyone.

We have arrested both men and women, a wide range of ages and many different backgrounds.

The thing to remember is that the only way to be 100% sure you are safe to drive is to have none to drink at all.

There is no concrete method to calculating whether you are over the limit, it depends on many things, everyone is different and how often you drink, what you have eaten and how big you are can all make a difference.

– Inspector Jason Keates, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit

If you suspect anyone of getting behind the wheel under the influence you can now report it to Gloucestershire Police by texting details to 07860 0090 095.

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