Drink and drug driving - more people arrested this summer than last year in Cambridgeshire

Police arrested drink and drug drivers

Police arrested drink and drug drivers - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 160 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire during a summer drink and drug drive campaign.

Police arrested drivers for getting behind the wheel after using drugs

Police arrested drivers for getting behind the wheel after using drugs - Credit: Archant

The two-month campaign, which ran throughout June and July, saw officers from the joint road policing unit target motorists driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

A total of 163 arrests were made compared to 151 in the same period last year.

Roads Policing Inspector, Phil Bloor, said: “While it’s disappointing to see people continuing to get behind the wheel whilst under the influence, it’s encouraging to see that we are catching and arresting those putting themselves and others in danger.

“Any amount of drink or drugs in your system can affect your ability to drive and so we always encourage motorists to have none for the road.

Cambridgeshire Police used roadside drug testing kits for cocaine and cannabis

Cambridgeshire Police used roadside drug testing kits for cocaine and cannabis - Credit: Archant


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“Although the campaign has come to an end, our focus on drink and drug driving has not.

“I want to make it clear to motorists that we always prioritise bringing offenders driving under the influence to justice.”

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By calling the confidential hotline on 0800 032 0845 people can help officers catch those responsible for drink and drug driving.

Visit the road safety page on the force website to find out more about the laws and dangers of drink and drug driving.

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