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North Yorkshire Police Launch Christmas Drink Drive Campaign


9:08am 2nd December 2012

North Yorkshire Police have launched their Christmas drink driving campaign.

During this year’s campaign, officers will be patrolling the roads of North Yorkshire and the City of York throughout the night to stop drink and drug drivers as usual.

However, they will also be focusing on catching people who are still over the legal limit the morning after the night before. Last year, in the UK, over 400 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving the morning after a night out.

Officers were at Monks Cross on Saturday morning to engage with Christmas shoppers and warn them of the dangers of drink and drug driving ahead of the festive period.

280 people lost their lives in the UK during 2011 as a direct resu lt of drink or drug driving, despite the well-documented dangers assoc! iated with getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs. There were also 1290 serious injuries and 9,990 total casualties directly related to drink driving incidents.

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