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More than a Thousand People Breathalysed in East Riding During Christmas Drink Drive Crackdown

Humberside Police

3:11pm 14th January 2013


More than a thousand people were stopped and breathalysed in the East Riding as part of the Humberside Police Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign 2012.

The campaign, which ran from 1 November 2012 to 1 January 2013, saw 44 people in the county providing a positive breath test, refused or failed to provide. 12 people provided a positive breath test following a road traffic collision).

246 breath tests were administered, across the force, to those people under 25 and 12 of those provided a positive breath test.

808 breath tests were administered to people 25 years and over and 44 of these people provided a positive breath test.

There were also 3 field impairment tests (FIT tests) conducted and not one person was arrested as a result of these.

Chief Inspector for Roads Policing Roger Mitchell said: "We have again seen a reduction in the number of people who provided a positive breath test. 4.4% of those who were breathalysed compared to a figure of 5% for the 2011 campaign. This is a pleasing reduction and officers will continue to work to reduce this figure year after year.

"I would like to remind people that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, when under the influence of drink and drugs is against the law.

"Officers from across the force work throughout the year to ensure that roads across our region are a safe place to be and that those people who are intent on putting their lives, and that of others, at risk will be caught and prosecuted."

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