A TOTAL of 143 people were arrested in the first two weeks of Thames Valley Police’s Christmas anti drink-driving campaign.
Of these, 73 have been charged, 49 bailed and 21 released with no further action.
A man stopped in High Wycombe last Friday was found to have more than four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.
Thirty-seven arrests were made in Oxfordshire, 44 in Berkshire and 62 in Buckinghamshire. Of those, 121 were men, a five per cent increase on last year, and 22 were women, a 24 per cent reduction.
The campaign, which is called Is it worth the risk?, was launched on December 1 and will run throughout the month.
Police are targeting people they suspect of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, both on the way home from nights out and the morning after a heavy night.