Too many people still drink driving

Leicestershire Police has arrested a total of 46 people during their extended thirty-five day drink drive summer crackdown.

Following a weekend which saw nine more arrests for failing roadside breath tests, the overall total is eleven more than during June 2015.

Forty-two (over 91%) of those arrested were men, and of those twelve were aged between 17 to 24, this clearly shows that a certain section of the motoring public appear to be immune to road safety messages. Twenty-one of the arrests were in Leicester with the reminder spread across the force area including eight in Hinckley and Bosworth and five each in Charnwood and North West Leicestershire.

This year’s enforcement campaign ran for an extra week, from Monday 6 June to Sunday 10 July, to coincide with the European Football Championships.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, from the East Midlands Operational Support Services (EMOpSS)heads up the regional drink drive campaign. He said: “Too many people are still risking both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive. It is just not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or villages.”

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