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More than 50 drink-drive arrests this month

Police have breathalysed 1,429 people during December

Police have breathalysed 1,429 people during December

  • by Nicholas Dawson
 

More than 50 people have so far been arrested as part of Northamptonshire Police’s Christmas drink-drive campaign.

In all, officers have arrested 52 people and breathalysed a total of 1,429 since the campaign’s launch at the beginning of December.

Almost nine out of 10 of those arrested were men, with 31 of them being detained between midnight and 7am. Additionally, 11 of the arrests were made between the hours of 4am and 7am.

Of the 52 arrested, 41 have been charged.

Inspector Jen Helm said: “The message is clear – we will not tolerate those who drink-drive and we are committed to cracking down on those that do.

“Being arrested is just the start of the consequences which can include a prison sentence, loss of licence, loss of job and travel restrictions.”

The force are also promoting a hard-hitting Youtube clip put together by the Thames Valley Police deterring people from drink-driving the morning after a Christmas party.

To report a suspected drink-drive in confidence, you can contact the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or fill out the online form at www.northants.police.uk/drivewatch

 

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