91 arrested during Northamptonshire drink-drive crackdown

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Dozens of drivers were arrested during the police Christmas crackdown on drink-driving.

The campaign took place during December, and saw 91 people arrested and 68 charged.

Out of those, 79 arrested and 60 charged were men and 16 arrested and 12 charged were aged 17 to 24 years old.

Insp Jen Helm said: “In the not too distant past, drink-driving was almost tolerated in society but now it is increasingly recognised as the reckless and unacceptable behaviour that it is.

“Policing drink-driving through enforcement, and raising awareness through education, is only half the battle.

“Every friend, relative, or colleague who stopped a drunk or drugged driver getting into a car this Christmas potentially saved a life, or spared an innocent bystander serious injury.

“We will continue our fight against those who drink and drug-drive and would like to thank those members of the public who in their own way are saving lives too.”

To report a suspected drink-drive in confidence, call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, fill out the online form or if you think someone is drink or drug driving now, call 999.