Dozens arrested at half way point of Leicestershire Police’s December drink and drug drive campaign

Leicestershire Police is stepping up patrols during its drink/drug campaign over the festive period EMN-151124-162506001

Leicestershire Police is stepping up patrols during its drink/drug campaign over the festive period EMN-151124-162506001

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More than 20 people have already been arrested since Leicestershire Police launched its December drink and drug drive blitz.

By day 13 of the campaign 24 people had been arrested across the Leicestershire Police force area for being over the legal alcohol or drug limit while in charge of a vehicle.

Chief inspector Phil Vickers, who is heading up the regional drink drug drive campaign across the East Midlands police forces, said: “We are reaching the half way point of our month long campaign and already 24 drivers have risked both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit through drink or drugs.

“It’s just not worth the risk. If you choose to drink and drive our round-the-clock patrols will catch you.

“You don’t have to feel drunk to be too drunk to drive. Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can affect your response times. If you going to drive choose none for the road.”

Last year’s month-long campaign resulted in 74 drink drivers being caught, including six in the Melton district.