Drink drive update: 78 arrests so far

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Officers have arrested 78 people for drink driving as part of this year’s summer crackdown.

A total of 16 people were arrested between June 18 and 25 as part of the annual campaign, which started on June 1 and will be in place until Sunday, June 30.

Superintendent Andy Cox, head of force operations, said: “The consequences of deciding to drink and drive can be devastating.

“Anybody who hurts an innocent person on the roads because of their reckless actions will have to live with it for the rest of their lives.

“Other consequences are a criminal record which will affect job prospects, a driving ban, a hefty fine and an endorsement which stays on a licence for 11 years.

“Our commitment to keeping people safe on the roads will be relentless, and tackling drink drivers will continue for the rest of the year.”

Across Northamptonshire, an increased number of breath tests are being carried out, with an emphasis on daytime testing.

To report a suspected drink drive in confidence, call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, fill out the online form at www.northants.police.uk/drivewatch or if you think someone is drink or drug driving now, call 999.