50 arrests in festive crackdown

Published date: 19 December 2012 |
Published by: Iwan Berry
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FIFTY people have been arrested so far as part of a drink and drug drive crackdown.

In the first fortnight of The All Wales Anti Drink Drive campaign 10,000 breath tests have been administered to drivers with more than 50 people arrested for failing the tests.

Chief Inspector Darren Wareing, from North Wales Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: “We announced at the start of the Wales Christmas Drink Drive Campaign that we would be out and about, in force, targeting drink drivers/riders.

“We will continue to conduct high profile roadside checks and use intelligence to identify offenders.

“Please heed the warning.”

Police will use the campaign to reinforce Operation Sodium, which was launched during the summer to tackle growing numbers of young people involved in collisions linked to drink or drug driving.

If you suspect someone might be behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs, call North Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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