Thousands tested in 2010
LAST year Cambridgeshire police ran a similar high visibility operation to crack down on drink-drivers across the city.
During December 2010, officers gave breath tests to 6,54 motorists in Peterborough – more than five times the number tested in 2009. Motorists were asked to volunteer to take part in the stop checks by the side of the road.
However, despite the increase in the number of tests, the number of arrests for fai ling the breath test actually fell from 123 to 121.