More than 100 arrests as Cambs Police continue Christmas drink drive campaign

MORE than 2,400 motorists have been stopped and 109 drivers arrested as Cambridgeshire Police’s Christmas drink drive campaign continues.

Daily patrols across the county from December 1 have targeted anyone getting behind the wheel when over the limit.

With festive celebrations continuing traffic officers will be out in force on New Year’s Eve to breathalyse more drivers.

Insp Chris Skepper said: “We want this festive season to be a happy time for all the county’s residents, but remember don’t drink and drive.

“With party season approaching, officers will breath tests drivers and carry out field impairment tests to check whether they are under the influence of drugs.

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“The maximum penalty for drink driving is a six-month prison sentence, �5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months – is it really worth the risk?”

Insp Skepper said as drinking hours would be extended in most pubs and bars and alcohol stays in your system for a considerable time, it still isn’t safe to drive the next day.

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