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Cheshire police reveal summer drink-drive campaign success

14 August 2013

Police in Cheshire have revealed their recent crackdown on Cheshire drink driving is showing signs of success following a fall in the number of arrests made during this summers campaign.

In June, a total of 112 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence ? 28% less than June 2012.

Ruth Purdie, assistant chief constable said:‘The outcome of the 2013 summer drink driving campaign shows excellent work and tenacity of our officers in keeping our roads safe.

‘By stepping up enforcement measures, this has allowed us to take a hard line to drink and drug driving by identifying those motorists who are still not heeding our warnings.’

Men under 30 continue to be main offenders of drink driving.

Drivers were also tested for being under the influence of drugs with seven arrests made.

Police and crime commissioner John Dwyer said: “It’s clear that whilst certain people across Cheshire have ignored the ‘don’t drink and drive’ message, I’m delighted to see that a large number of people have listened.

‘This is shown in the number of drink drive arrests being down in the county. One of my aims is to make Cheshire’s roads safer by reducing road traffic collisions, fatalities and serious injuries that still occur on our roads. I’m heartened by the fact that this message is now hitting home.”

This summer’s anti drink-drive campaign focused on young people under 25.

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