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WATCH: 60 arrests since start of drink and drug-driving campaign

WATCH: 60 arrests since start of drink and drug-driving campaign

Published at 2:15pm 17th December 2016. (Updated at 2:24pm 17th December 2016)

Police in North Yorkshire have made more arrests as part of their Christmas drink and drug-driving crackdown.

The first nine days of the campaign saw 41 arrests, which is an increase of 70% on the same time last year.

There have been another 19 arrests in the last week, bringing the total to 60 since 1 December.

Of those arrests, 44 were for drink-driving and 16 for drug-driving.

Just under a quarter of people have been arrested between 7.30am and 6pm.

Harrogate has the second highest number of arrests so far, with 12 for drink-driving and two for drug-driving.

Scarborough tops the list with 18 arrests.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "Officers will be out in force over the Christmas and New Year period and we will continue to get dangerous drink and drug-drivers off the road.

"Drivers must take personal responsibility for their choices. As the tragic story of Bob Allaway shows, it is not just the harm and damage you could cause to yourself, please consider the affects your actions have on others.

"In the latest film that North Yorkshire Police have released as part of Op Attention, Lorraine Allaway speaks frankly and bravely about having to identify her husband’s body, following his death at the hands of a drink-driver who was nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

"Nobody should ever have to experience the heartbreak that Lorraine lives with daily. That's why our determination to arrest and prosecute drink and drug-drivers who choose to break the law remains strong.

"I appeal to members of the public that if they have information about anyone who is driving under the influence of drink or drugs, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the details to the Force Control Room.

"For those who would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your call could save someone’s life."

Watch Lorraine's story: