North Yorkshire Police have reported how their latest fight against drink and drug driving has resulted in higher than expected arrests.
Over the June weekend, 18 arrests were made, comprising of 14 men and 3 women. The crackdown, working under the name of Operation Attention, is to be a month-long campaign to deter and catch people driving under the influence. North Yorkshire Police also made it clear they would be active around the clock for this initiative.
Police are also using intelligence to target known offenders and are also asking the public to call them is they suspect someone of drink or drug driving.
Local emergency services and local authorities are also working together to both educate road users and deter offenders.
Andy Morton, the Roads Policing Sergeant said: “This is an exceptionally high number of arrests, compared to 11 in the same period last year.
“I’m very disappointed at the significant increase in the number of arrests as it demonstrates a blatant lack of regard by individuals for their own safety and that of other road users.”
In light of these figures, Councillor Don Mackenzie stated: “As we have seen from just this weekend, many people still choose to drink and drive.
“Every year in North Yorkshire there are an average of seven people killed and 120 injured in collisions involving a driver impaired by alcohol.
“The message is simple, if you are planning to drink, don’t drive and if you are planning to drive, don’t drink.
“There is no safe limit.
“Colleagues in the 95 Alive partnership including the County Council and City of York Council will be holding public engagement events throughout June and July to remind people how reckless it is to drink and drive and how long it takes to be safe to drive after drinking.
“For example, just one pint of lager or one glass of wine needs at least three hours before driving.
“Stay fit to drive, don’t drink and drive.”
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