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Drink And Drug Drive Crackdown Continues in North Yorkshire

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6:47am 11th June 2013

More motorists face losing their licences as North Yorkshire Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign enters its second week.

There have now been 28 arrests since the operation began on 1 June 2013 after a further 11 drivers were detained over the weekend, say North Yorkshire Police.

Officers say that so far, 15 suspected drink drivers have been charged and will appear before the courts before the end of the month.

Officers are urging the public to keep providing them with information about suspected drink and drug drivers which is helping them to make arrests.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We have made a lot of arrests since the campaign began, some of which are down to the information which has been provided to us by members of the public.

“I thank those people for their assistance and urge other people to do the same and help us catch drink and drug drivers before they cause a death or serious injury.

“Throughout this month there are dedicated patrols solely targeting drink drivers and that coupled with the good intelligence we are receiving from the community means that if you take the risk there is a good chance that you will get caught.”

If you want to provide information about someone you suspect of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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