Cambridgeshire: 109 Drink Drive Arrests

29 December 2011, 13:27

109 people in Cambridgeshire have been arrested for drink driving since the start of December.

Traffic officers have stopped more than 2,400 drivers as part of a crackdown against drink-driving between the 1st of December and the 1st of January.

Extra traffic police will continue being sent out to patrol Cambridgeshire's roads as new year's eve approaches.

Inspector Chris Skepper said: "We want this festive season to be a happy time for all the county's residents, but remember don't drink and drive.

With party season approaching, officers will breath tests drivers and carry out Field Impairment Tests to check whether they are under the influence of drugs.

The maximum penalty for drink driving is a six month prison sentence, £5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months – is it really worth the risks?"

Police are also warning about the consequences of driving the day after drinking alcohol.

Inspector Skepper added: "As drinking hours will be extended in most pubs and bars and alcohol stays in your system for a considerable time after the last drink, and can often be there well into the morning after, meaning it still isn't safe to drive the next day."

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