Drink driving campaign sees 182 people arrested

Drink driving campaign sees 182 people arrested

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Daniel Darlington

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Drink driving campaign sees 182 people arrested

A summer drink driving campaign has seen police officers arrest 182 people.

The campaign was launched on June 1 and was aimed at targeting both drink drivers and drivers who had been using drugs.

Of those arrested, 142 were men which was 78 per cent, and 40 were women which is 22 per cent. Some 72 arrests were made in Berkshire, 59 in Buckinghamshire and 51 in Oxfordshire.

The oldest was a 77-year-old man arrested in Marlow on Thursday. The average age of those arrested was 34.

Superintendent Chris Brown, head of Roads Policing for Thames Valley Police, said: “People still aren’t getting the message and yet we know drinking while over the limit is causing fatal collisions. We know that any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive and we know that if you’re caught drink-driving you will be banned from driving.”

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