156 people caught drink driving in Cambridgeshire in three months, prompting police campaign

Police drink driving campaign.

Police drink driving campaign. - Credit: Archant

A month-long campaign to tackle drink driving is being launched on Monday after 156 people were caught drink driving in Cambridgeshire in three months.

Those arrested for drink driving face a minimum 12-month driving ban and up to £5,000 fine.

In the first three months of this year 156 people were caught drink driving in Cambridgeshire. More than a third of the people arrested were under 30.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit will be conducting an increased number of checks throughout the month in an effort to stop drink drivers.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Drink driving ruins lives and is completely unacceptable. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs dramatically increases your chances of being involved in a collision that results in someone’s death or injury.”

If you are caught drink driving you will lose your license. You could also face a fine, lose your job, not be able to pay your mortgage as a result of lost income and even face a prison sentence.

If you know a drink driver call our confidential reporting line on 0800 032 0845 (Cambridgeshire) or 01707 354 111 (Hertfordshire).

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