Police step up drink and drive fight
MOTORISTS in Peterborough are being warned they face being breathalysed this New Year’s Eve as the drink-drive campaign continues.
More than 2,400 motorists have been stopped so far and 109 drivers have been arrested for being over the limit as officers conducted daily patrols across Cambridgeshire.
A campaign, from December 1 until January 1, is warning drivers to think of the consequences of drink-driving over the Christmas period.
With New Year celebrations approaching, traffic officers will be out in force to clamp down on anyone caught over the limit.
Insp Chris Skepper said: “We want this festive season to be a happy time for all the county’s residents, but remember don’t drink and drive.
“With party season approaching, officers will breath test drivers and carry out Filed Impairment Tests to check whether they are under the influence of drugs.
“The maximum penalty for drink-driving is a six month prison sentence, £5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months – is it really worth the risk?”