Summer drink drive campaign results

Driving up standards - is your vehicle safe to be on the road?

Driving up standards - is your vehicle safe to be on the road?

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More than 70 drivers were arrested during the first month of Derbyshire police’s summer drink drive campaign.

The figures for June show that of the 287 drivers were stopped and tested, 72 tested positive, refused or failed a breath test.

Officers tested 182 drivers under the age of 25 with 38 of those testing positive, refusing or failing. This is a reduction from last year.

Head of Roads Policing, Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, said: “The reduction in positive tests for younger drivers, one of our priority groups, is pleasing. Our message as ever remains simple – don’t risk lives by drinking and driving.

“We want people to enjoy the summer with family and friends but if you plan to drink make sure you have a designated driver who doesn’t have any alcohol.”

Convicted drink drivers get a criminal record, lose their driving licence for at least a year and they also risk losing their job and increased insurance premiums.

To report a drink-driver contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you witness an offence taking place call 999.

For more information about Crimestoppers visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.