More than 100 arrested during festive drink and drug drive crackdown - The Solihull Observer

More than 100 arrested during festive drink and drug drive crackdown

Solihull Editorial 9th Jan, 2024   0

ALMOST 800 motorists were stopped over the festive period in a month-long crackdown on drink and drugs.

During the campaign officers were out in force aiming to keep the roads safe and prevent people from getting behind the wheel when they are over the limit.

Those who commit these offences could face driving bans, heavy fines and prison sentences.

The operation saw more than 100 arrested including 82 for drink driving, 24 for drug driving and eight for failing to provide.

Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley from the Force Traffic Unit said: “We have made a significant amount of arrests over the festive period as we are target reckless and thoughtless motorists on our roads.

“Any amount of alcohol can affect your ability to drive and there is not foolproof to measure it.

“Even if you drive the morning after you have drank alcohol – it may still be in your system.

“It’s simple – if you have drunk alcohol or taken any drugs, do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

“We will not hesitate to prosecute offenders who choose to put not only their lives, but the lives of other road users at risk.”

Anyone with information on drink or drug driving drivers should contact police via the Live Chat on the force’s website, or by calling 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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