Drink Drive Arrests In West Yorkshire

13 December 2016, 08:50

Drink Driving

Over 100 people have been arrested since West Yorkshire Police started their festive drink drive campaign.

The campaign, titled "Not the Usual Suspects" reminds people that it is not always young men who are drink driving and that people of any age and background could be drink driving this December.

108 people have been arrested since December 1st for drink or drug driving offences, with 53% of those arrested being charged.

37% of those arrested were aged over 35.

64% of those arrested for drink-driving were also charged.

Sergeant Gary Roper of the Roads Policing Support Unit said; "It doesn't matter how old you are, what job you do, or what background you are from. Drink driving can have devastating consequences, we want to make drink driving socially unacceptable and to drive the message home that if you are going out for a drink to leave the keys at home.

"We have seen higher numbers of arrests over the two weekends so far in December, with more people being arrested on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which are the times traditionally associated with socialising, however there have been arrests every day so far in December."

Between Dec 1 and Dec 12

108 people have been arrested since December 1 for drink or drug driving.

20 of those have been arrested for drug driving.

57 of the 88 arrested for drink-driving have been charged.

56 people have been charged with drink driving offences.

1 person has been charged for drug driving offences.

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