Warning for drivers over the limit
Police in North Yorkshire have arrested 20 suspected drink or drug-drivers since launching their Christmas Safety Campaign.
Stark message for drink-drivers
West Yorkshire Police has launched another hard-hitting campaign to highlight the devastating effects of drink-driving.
Sobering month for drink-drivers
12:59pm 5th July 2012
(Updated 12:59pm 5th July 2012)
Police have revealed the results of North Yorkshire's summer drink and drug-driving campaign.
2,374 drivers were breathalysed and officers made 93 arrests.
22 people have already been banned, with another 30 suspects being charged and awaiting court dates.
A 15-year-old was given a four-month Youth Offender Panel order and another motorist had her licence endorsed with 10 penalty points.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, who co-ordinated the campaign as part of the '95 Alive' Road Safety Partnership, said: "What is encouraging is the fact that we have managed to catch a large number of people suspected of drink-driving. What is discouraging is the number of people who continue to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs.
"We need to get people who continue to put lives at risk off the roads and if people think we will be easing off now the campaign is over, they've got another thing coming.
"The fight against drink and drug-driving is a constant one, and until people get the message, we will keep we will keep arresting offending motorists and the courts will keep banning them from the roads.
"Throughout the campaign we have been very thankful to the public for all the information they have provided us with, much of which has led to arrests.
"It is heartening that the majority of people are aware of the dangers of drink and drug-driving and I urge residents to keep telling us about the people who are putting lives at risk."
Anyone who would like to report a drink or drug-driver can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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