Summer drink drive campaign catches too many

Leicestershire Police made 60 drink drive, along with 2 drug drive, arrests during its June campaign, disappointingly this is 13 more than in June 2016.

24 of the arrests were following a road traffic collision, 21 involved drivers aged 24 or under and 11 were made the “morning after”, between 6am and noon.

Half of the arrests were made in the Greater Leicester area, including Oadby and Wigston, with the remainder spread across Leicestershire and Rutland, including ten (10) in North West Leicestershire.

Jonathan Clarkson, spokesperson for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership, said, “Despite our best efforts the dangers of drink and drug driving continue to be ignored by a stubborn minority of motorists. Worryingly, around a third of those arrested were younger drivers, which appears to be a growing trend with each of our campaigns.”

“Along with the obvious dangers of putting both your life, and the innocent lives of other people, at risk a conviction for drink driving can affect your employment and may also prevent you from visiting countries such as the United States and Australia.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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