Drink drive clampdown

A POLICE drink-drive campaign over Christmas led to 104 people being arrested, including a motorist who had rolled his Land Rover at Oker.

From 895 breath tests taken in Derbyshire in December, 11 per cent failed.

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, police received a call that a Land Rover had rolled over at Oakerside, Oker, damaging several parked cars. The 20-year-old driver was later charged with drink-driving.

An number of people phoned Crimestoppers to provide information on drivers breaking the law, for which a reward of up to £1,000 can be offered. However, many did so anonymously and wanted no reward.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of roads policing, said: “It’s pleasing to see even in these difficult times.

“They felt they had a moral obligation to make the call.”