MORE drivers than ever before have been breath-tested during this year’s All Wales summer drink drive/ drugs campaign.

More than 12,000 drivers were tested by the four Welsh forces in the campaign from June 1 to June 30 – compared to 7,970 in 2007.

Of these, 4.2% proved positive which compares to 5% for the previous year.

In North Wales, a total of 4,262 breath tests were administered with 149 arrests.

Out of these, 959 tests were administered to under-25’s resulting in 40 arrests.

Chief Inspector Gary Ashton from the Operational Services Division said: “149 arrests amounts to almost five people a day, every day in June who were prepared to risk their lives and those of other road users in North Wales by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle whilst over the limit.”

He added: “Officers are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to drive home the message that you must not drink or take drugs before getting behind the wheel of your vehicle.

“Our campaign will continue throughout the remaining summer months as we seek to make our roads safer for all.”

If you know of someone who drinks and drives please call the police on 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) 0845 607 1002 (English line) or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.