Police in North Yorkshire are today launching their annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. This year officers will be patrolling the roads of North Yorkshire and the City of York throughout the night to prevent people getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
They will also be focusing on catching people who are still over the legal limit the morning after the night before. Last year, in the UK, over 400 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving the morning after a night out.
280 people lost their lives in the UK during 2011 as a direct result of drink or drug driving, despite the well-documented dangers associated with getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs.