Christmas Anti Drink & Drug Drive Campaign: First arrests made
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Officers have made over 30 arrests as part of the first week of the Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign.
Since the start of the campaign on 1st December 21 drink drive and 14 drug drive arrests have been made across the region.
The highest reading of the campaign so far has been 123 (the legal limit is 35) whereby a 50-year-old man was arrested on the outskirts of Caernarfon shortly after 5pm on December 2nd. The man, who is from the Wirral area has since been charged with drink driving and will appear before Caernarfon Magistrates Court on Monday, December 20th.
All those who have been arrested on suspicion of drug driving now have an anxious wait for the results of further tests before a charging decision is made.
Chief Inspector Jon Aspinall said: “Anyone who is considering driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs should know that we will be out and about waiting.
“We are fully committed to help make the roads safer for all and will continue to target those who endanger their own lives and the lives of others.
“This weekend will see many attend Christmas parties so we are pleading with them to make arrangements to get home safely, and to also remind them that they could still be over the alcohol limit the morning after a night of drinking.
“We want everyone to enjoy a safe and happy festive season and so this is one of our most important annual campaigns. Despite our regular updates and constant warnings around the dangers and consequences of drink and drug-driving, too many people are still prepared to put their lives and those of other road users at risk.”
Follow the campaign on social media by following the #Fatal5 hashtag.
If you suspect someone is driving while unfit to do so, please report it immediately to police on 101 (or 999 if they are posing imminent danger) or phone it through anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.