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North Yorks and East Riding Police Reveal Shocking Drink-Drive Stats


7:11am 11th January 2014

It's the same scenario every Christmas.

For our own safety, and that of those around us, we're warned by the police to watch the amount we drink. More importantly, the message to avoid drink- and drug-driving is stronger than at any other time of year.  

Police in North Yorkshire and the East Riding have recently released the figures from their recent drink-drive campaigns. And the results cause a few raised eyebrows.

According to North Yorkshire Police, over 100 people were arrested during their December drink- and drug-drive campaign - and 60 of them now face charges. 

Of 2,110 breath tests carried out by Humberside Police in the East Riding, 51 turned up a positive result. Although officers say this is a lower statistic compared to last year, it still begs the question: why do some of us think it's ok to defy the law?

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police, told Minster FM: "Although it's pleasing that we managed to make so many arrests, it's also disappointing that people are still willing to take the risk.

"The dangers of drink- or drug-driving are well documented - and people need to start getting the message that it's illegal, dangerous and totally unacceptable."

For further road safety information, visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk



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