Judge’s fury at busy day for drink drive offences but it could be just the start....

Thirty motorists have been arrested as a result of Cambridgeshire police's summer drink-drive campai

Thirty motorists have been arrested as a result of Cambridgeshire police's summer drink-drive campaign. - Credit: Archant

A JUDGE lashed out after a Fenland woman appearing before him on a drink drive charge was among seven others he heard on the same day.

District judge Ken Sheraton’s comments came after he was told the woman from Manea was more than four times over the drink drive limit when she crashed her car.

Fiona Evans, 35, of Purls Bridge Drove, was caught before the summer clampdown which began on June 1.

Judge Sheraton handed her a fine and a suspended sentence after telling her he was dealing with far too many cases of drink driving.

However that number could rise dramatically since within the first few days of the summer campaign more than 30 arrests had been made for drink driving.

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And two of those resulted from calls to the confidential tip off line 0800 032 0845.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: “On average three drink drivers have been arrested a day since the campaign began.

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“This is an unacceptable number and we will continue to target those who are putting themselves and others at risk by driving under the influence.

“It is encouraging to see two arrests resulting from the confidential number as the support and involvement of local communities is essential to tackling this issue.

“People may not feel comfortable reporting drink drivers so the confidential line is available to allow people to do this without having to leave their details.

“I would encourage everybody to help us in taking these dangerous people off the roads.”

Across the border in Lincolnshire 60 arrests have been made for drink/drug driving since June 1, an average of 2.5 per day.

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