Over 100 arrested in Cambs drink drive Christmas crack down

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 January 2012

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OVER 100 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire as part of a Christmas crack down on drink driving.

More than 5,000 motorists were stopped and 110 people were nicked, compared to 121 in 2010.

The campaign ran from December 1 until December 31.

PC Steve Gedny, Casualty Reduction Officer, said: “While it’s encouraging to see fewer drivers arrested than last year, sadly any arrest is one too many.

“It appears our message is getting through, but it is always disappointing to see that there are still a number of motorists who think it is acceptable to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Last year we asked for voluntary breath tests for every motorist we stopped. This year we carried out more targeted stop checks, using intelligence to target known offenders or areas with a problem.

“This work was not just about enforcement but reminding motorists that officers are on the roads 24/7 as a deterrent to those contemplating driving under the influence.

“Although the campaign is over, our work will continue as we strive to make the roads safer.”

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