Po­lice step up drink and drive fight

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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?”

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