Monday, 23 October 2017

300 arrested during drink driving campaign

MORE than 300 people were arrested as part of the Christmas campaign by Thames Valley Police to tackle drink and drug driving

MORE than 300 people were arrested as part of the Christmas campaign by Thames Valley Police to tackle drink and drug driving.

The campaign, which ran throughout December, was called “Where will you end up tonight?” and had a theme of a mortuary to reinforce the message about the potential fatal consequences of driving while unfit.

A total of 325 arrests were made, compared with 273 the previous year.

Of these, 272 were male and 53 female. The majority — 110 people — were aged between 22 and 30.

In Oxfordshire the number of arrests was 74 of whom 44 were charged, 19 were released on bail and 11 face no further action.

Ch Insp Henry Parsons, acting head of roads policing, said: “New legislation and equipment have made detecting drug drivers much easier and this resulted in 30 extra arrests.

“As in previous campaigns, we were greatly assisted by members of the public who passed us vital information.”



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