Leicestershire Police’s summer drink and drug drive blitz sees 35 drivers arrested

Leicestershire Police's June drink and drug drive blitz saw 35 drivers being arrested

Leicestershire Police's June drink and drug drive blitz saw 35 drivers being arrested

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A summer crackdown on drink and drug driving across Leicestershire led to 35 people being arrested.

Among those arrested during Leicestershire Police’s June campaign were a 41-year-old man caught driving with no lights on on Asfordby Road, Melton. A breath test showed he had 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - just over twice the legal limit of 35mcg.

And among the youngest drivers to be arrested during the blitz was a 19-year-old stopped in Redmile, in the Vale of Belvoir.

The 35 arrests (26 males and six female) is a big reduction on the 84 made during last year’s month-long summer campaign.

But Jonathan Clarkson, spokesman for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership, said: “There are still drivers out there who are flouting the law and putting themselves and others at risk.

“We’re very aware the summer months can present opportunities where people are tempted to drive after drinking. We’d advise drivers to plan ahead by leaving the car at home, sharing a taxi or taking public transport or alternatively nominating a designated driver who is fit to drive.”