MORE than 50 drivers have already been arrested by police as part of their festive crackdown on drink and drug drivers.

West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit has caught 53 drivers risking their lives and those of others in the five days since the campaign began.

The police twitter account posted: "December Drink & Drug Drive Campaign arrests so far: 53.

"Drivers arrested for positive roadside breath specimen (alcohol) or saliva specimen (cannabis & cocaine) - every marked WYP police car carries these kits.

"You will get caught!"

Police forces across the country are on high alert over the Christmas and New Year period, when the number of drivers taking drugs or alcohol before driving statistically increases as people routinely go out more and attend parties.