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Greater Manchester Police reveal drink and drug campaign results

M.A.J. LAW
9 July 2015

Greater Manchester Police have revealed that more than two drivers a day were arrested for drug driving as part of the annual month-long crackdown on drink and drugs.

Police officers tested 93 motorists at the roadside for drugs and 68 tested positive for cannabis, cocaine or both across Greater Manchester.

2,805 drivers were also breathalysed. 170 blew positive, failed or refused to provide and were arrested.

The annual summer drink and drug-drive campaign took place in June and was the first since the introduction of new drug drive legislation in March.

Inspector Susan Redfern said: ‘The consequences of drink and drug driving have been well advised but as the figures from our summer operation show, there are still far too many people ignoring advice and putting lives at risk.

‘New legislation and roadside drug testing kits have made it even easier for officers to bring motorists to justice and we will continue to make every use of it in an attempt to make our roads safer.

‘Although our summer operation may be over, our work does not stop here.  Stick to none for the road and if you know somebody that drink or drug drives, please let us know before they kill themselves or someone else.’

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