Hundreds stopped but no drink-driving arrests during police action in Kettering and Oundle

Actor Mark Wingett, DS Jim Carver from The Bill, helps Northants Police with their Christmas drink-drive campaign

Actor Mark Wingett, DS Jim Carver from The Bill, helps Northants Police with their Christmas drink-drive campaign

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Police stopped more than 350 vehicles during a day of action against drink-driving in Kettering and Oundle today (Friday, December 12).

But no arrests were made – something Northamptonshire Police has welcomed as evidence the public have taken on board messages from campaigns against drink-driving.

A Christmas initiative was launched earlier this week by the force in Kettering, to which former The Bill actor Mark Wingett – who played Det Sgt Jim Carver – gave his backing.

In the first week of December 17 people in Northamptonshire were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

In December 2013 a total of 103 arrests were made, while the previous year there were 128 arrests.