DRINK and drug-drivers in Cheshire have been arrested in their dozens during a police campaign throughout December.
The campaign, which started on December 1, resulted in dozens of motorists being arrested as a result of drink or drug-driving.
Last year 4,262 breath tests were carried out over the month-long campaign, which resulted in 201 arrests.
This year’s campaign between December 1-17 has so far resulted in seven people in Chester, two in Ellesmere Port and seven in Western Rural being arrested after failing roadside drink or drug tests. There were 89 arrests county-wide.
Assistant chief constable Phil Thompson, who is responsible for the policing of Cheshire’s roads, said: “Despite all the best efforts to stop residents in Cheshire drink and drug driving, 89 people still risked their safety and the safety of others, behaviour that is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Our message is to never drink and drive.
Lee Murphy of the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership added: “Impaired driving has serious consequences: not only will you wreck your own life, but, tragically, the lives of innocent people will also be ruined.”