Drink-drive arrests in North Yorkshire continue to rise

Darlington and Stockton Times: REG CHUNK: Drink-drive arrests continue to rise REG CHUNK: Drink-drive arrests continue to rise

THE number of motorists arrested on suspicion of drink or drug-driving in North Yorkshire continues to rise.

Since the county’s police force launched their annual Christmas safety campaign at the end of November the total has now climbed to 86.

The arrests have been made all over the county – and in one case a motorist is alleged to have been nearly four times the legal limit.

Police say keeping people safe on the roads will continue to be a priority over the festive season and are urging drivers to be responsible.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said: “We want everybody to enjoy Christmas and have a great time catching up with family and friends but if you are planning on having a drink make sure you aren’t driving home.

“It really isn’t worth taking the risk and spoiling Christmas by being arrested or injuring yourself or somebody else.

He added: “Our job is to keep you safe and if you are putting your own or other peoples’ lives at risk by getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs, you will be arrested and banned from the roads.”


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