Fewer people arrested for drink driving at Christmas

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The national statistics for the Christmas Drink and Drug Campaign have just been released by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Lincolnshire officers administered 1233 breath tests where the driver had not been involved in a collision and a further 407 where drivers had been involved in collisions. Of the total 1640 tests during the period December 1 to January 1. 71 drivers were arrested for providing a positive breath test or for failing to provide a test. The same period last year saw 117 people arrested.

John Siddle of the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership says because of media coverage, members of the public became aware of the local initiative where they could anonymously text to a number and report a suspected a person for drinking and driving.

The figures have not been revealed for Rutland.