Po­lice make ar­rests

Cam­paign

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

More than 160 peo­ple were ar­rested in Cam­bridgeshire dur­ing the sum­mer po­lice drink and drug drive cam­paign.

The two month cam­paign, which ran through­out June and July saw of­fi­cers from theBed­ford­shire, Cam­bridgeshire and Hert­ford­shire Road Polic­ing Unit tar­get mo­torists driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drink and drugs.

A to­tal of 163 ar­rests were made for drink or drug driv­ing of­fences com­pared to 151 in the same pe­riod last year.

Roads Polic­ing In­spec­tor Phil Bloor said: “While it’s dis­ap­point­ing to see peo­ple con­tin­u­ing to get be­hind the wheel whilst un­der the in­flu­ence, it’s en­cour­ag­ing to see that we are catch­ing and ar­rest­ing those putting them­selves and oth­ers in dan­ger.

“Any amount of drink or drugs in your sys­tem can af­fect your abil­ity to drive and so we al­ways en­cour­age mo­torists to have none for the road. Al­though the cam­paign has come to an end, our fo­cus on drink and drug driv­ing has not.”

By call­ing the con­fi­den­tial hot­line on 0800 032 0845 peo­ple can help of­fi­cer­scatch those re­spon­si­ble.

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