North Wales Police festive drink drive campaign: 13000 breath tests with 60 motorists arrested
The North Wales Police seasonal campaign on drink and drug driving has seen 13,000 motorist’s stopped and breathalysed over the festive period with 60 arrested for drink and drug offences, around 0.4% of all those stopped.
The campaign is set to continue over the holiday period with Police warning motorists about the dangers of driving the following morning if you’ve consumed alcohol.
If you are drinking tonight don’t drive. If you are driving tomorrow don’t drink #dontdrinkdrive #nonefortheroad pic.twitter.com/iIYiOZiK3r
— North Wales Police (@NWPolice) December 31, 2014
Deputy Chief Constable Pritchard added:
“I would urge motorists not to be tempted to drink and drive. Officers will continue to carry out breath tests across North Wales as part of our campaign to reduce deaths on the roads.”
Meanwhile Police are encouraging New Years Eve revellers to have an enjoyable but safe time as officers prepare for one of the busiest times of the year.
Extra patrols will be on duty across the region making sure that any trouble is dealt with quickly.
Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard from North Wales Police said:
“We hope everyone out celebrating the New Year will have fun, but will behave sensibly and not spoil the festivities for themselves and others.
“We are also reminding people not to clog the 999 system with trivial issues, particularly on what is likely to be one of the busiest nights of the year for emergency services.
“There will be increased patrols across the area over New Year’s Eve and we are also working closely with other agencies including licensed premises and local authorities.