Christmas drink and drug drivers lose their licences

Christmas drink and drug drivers lose their licences

Christmas drink and drug drivers lose their licences

First published in News

More than 100 people were arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving during North Yorkshire Police’s Christmas Safety Campaign.

Of the 118 people arrested, 60 have been charged and have either already lost or face losing their licences for a minimum of 12 months.

Officers conducted 2,026 breath tests in their bid to keep the county’s roads safe over Christmas and say that although the Christmas campaign, which ran throughout December, is over the fight against drink and drug driving will continue.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Targeting drink and drug drivers was a key aspect of our Christmas Safety Campaign and although it is pleasing that we have managed to make so many arrests, it is also disappointing that people are still willing to take the risk.

“The dangers are well documented and we will continue to target offenders even though the Christmas campaign is over.

“The fight against drink and drug driving is a year round focus for the police and people need to start getting the message that it is illegal, dangerous and totally unacceptable.”

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7:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Albion. says...

Some of them are probably repeat offenders, why are they ever allowed to drive again?
Some of them are probably repeat offenders, why are they ever allowed to drive again? Albion.
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