More than 150 drivers caught in Christmas drink-driving campaign

Posted on - 22nd January, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News

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Over 150 drivers were caught drink-driving during the Christmas period.

Lancashire Police revealed that 5,012 people were tested with 153 people proving to be over the legal limit.

Superintendent Jon Puttock said: “This year’s Christmas drink drive campaign saw us adopt a more targeted, intelligence led approach.

“As a result, we carried out fewer breath tests than in previous years, meaning it is difficult to make any direct comparisons.

“But what we would say is that 153 people caught drink driving is 153 people too many.

“People who choose to drink and drive not only put their own lives in serious danger, but the lives of everyone around them.

“We will continue to carry out regular enforcement activity and take action against those who continue to break the law.”

Being over the limit while driving can result in six months in jail, a fine of up to £5,000 and a driving ban of at least one year.

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “Every single one of Lancashire’s residents should recognise the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking – whether it is the same night or the morning after.”

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