Dozens caught in drink-drive crackdown

MORE than 60 drivers have tested positive for drink-driving since Suffolk police started its Christmas drink-drive campaign, it emerged today.

MORE than 60 drivers have tested positive for drink-driving since Suffolk police started its Christmas drink-drive campaign, it emerged today.

Figures for the first half of the campaign, between December 1 and 16, revealed that officers across the county conducted 1,727 breath tests, of which 67 were positive.

Inspector Trevor Sharman, of the force's roads policing unit, said: “As in previous years, the figures show that there is a minority of drivers who continue to ignore the law - and drive their cars after drinking.

“They also show that we have conducted more than 1,700 breath tests in the first couple of weeks of December, underlining our determination to stamp out drink-driving.

“Those motorists who drink and drive in the county should reflect on this figure - and come to the sensible conclusion that drinking and driving is not worth the risk.”

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