Special operation targets drink drivers

HUNDREDS of drivers were stopped by police in Suffolk as part of a special operation to crackdown on drink driving in the county.Officers last night focused on the Melton and Trimley St Mary areas with drivers being stopped in both directions.

HUNDREDS of drivers were stopped by police in Suffolk as part of a special operation to crackdown on drink driving in the county.

Officers last night focused on the Melton and Trimley St Mary areas with drivers being stopped in both directions.

One driver from Trimley St Mary was stopped twice, once on their way to Felixstowe and once on their way back.

The driver said: “They asked me if I had been drinking both times they stopped me.

“I said no.

“They were good humoured but they had a job to do and it was good to see them there.”

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It is understood more than 50 drivers were breathalysed in total although it is unclear how many tested positive.

The Evening Star runs an annual drink drive campaign and has a policy of naming and shaming those convicted of the offence at court.