A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Essex: Police Launch Drink-Drive Campaign
Police say there's no safe drink-drive limit as their Christmas campaign is launched in Essex and the East.
Essex police is working with forces in Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire; to stop and breathalyse as many drivers as possible over the holiday period.
Chief Inspector Chris Spinks said: "We're all working together, really hard to try to make people think, don't have a drink when you're driving and don't spoil this time of year.
"If intelligence is coming in, around people that are drinking and driving and they live in those border areas, then that information will get passed across", he said.
This comes as party-goers are being urged to help prevent Christmas tragedies, by standing up to designated drivers who break their promise and drink alcohol.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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