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Number of drink drivers up in Bucks

More than four people were caught over the drink drive limit every day in Suffolk

More than four people were caught over the drink drive limit every day in Suffolk

The number of people caught drink driving in Bucks has gone up by 15% compared to the same period last year, figures from Thames Valley Police show.

The figures cover the period from December 1 2013 to January 1 2014, and show that 105 people were arrested this year compared to 91 for the previous 12 months.

As part of the Is It Worth The Risk? campaign police have been targeting individuals they suspect of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, either on their way home from nights out or the morning after.

Chief inspector for Thames Valley roads policing unit Henry Parsons said: “It’s worrying that some people are still making the wrong choices, in deciding to drink and drive when there are alternatives available.

“Drink-driving is dangerous and it kills or seriously injures many people each year devastating families.

“I’m grateful for the public support for this campaign that has helped us to be in the right places at the right times to make these arrests.

“We’ll continue to target drink drivers every single day of the year, not just during campaign periods.”

 

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