40 Arrested in North Yorkshire Summer Drink Drive Crackdown
3:24pm 14th June 2013
Drink and drug drivers have been warned that North Yorkshire Police will be out looking for them this weekend as their summer crackdown continues.
Officers have arrested 40 people on suspicion of drink or drug driving since the campaign began on 1 June 2013, and will continue patrolling the county’s roads to stop other offenders putting lives at risk.
Police are urging anyone going to a barbecue or going out drinking this weekend to make alternative arrangements to get home, rather than risking getting behind the wheel while over the limit.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “There is no excuse for drink or drug driving. If you are going out this weekend and know you are going to be drinking, do the sensible thing and walk home, get a taxi or use public transport.
“If you do decide to risk it, we will be looking for you, and given the number of arrests we have made so far, there is a good chance you will be caught.
“Responsible members of the public are telling us who you are as well, further increasing your chances of getting caught – it simply isn’t worth the risk.”
If you would like to report 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.
- A 26-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after reports that they had left the Black Bull on Hull Road, York, in a car after drinking.
Officers traced the vehicle to an address in York and arrested them both after they provided positive breath tests. Enquiries are ongoing to establish who the driver was.
They remain in police custody as the investigation continues.
- A 61-year-old man is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
He was arrested in Bishopthorpe at around 1.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2013, after failing a road side breath test.
- A 41-year-old man from York is also due to the face the city’s magistrates after being charged with drink driving.
He was arrested on 12 June 2013 on Cemetery Road and will face the city’s magistrates on 18 June.
- A 17-year-old Selby man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving on Bawtry Road in the early hours of Friday 14 June 2013.
He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
Since the beginning of the campaign, 23 people have been charged with drink driving.
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