Christmas campaign

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A TOTAL of 885 people were stopped and breathalysed in Driffield and the surrounding area as part of the Humberside Police Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign 2012.

324 of these people were tested following a road traffic collision of which 12 people provided a positive breath test.

The campaign, which ran from November 1 2012 to January 1 2013, saw 214 breath tests administered to under 25s, nine of these people provided a positive breath test.

850 breath tests were administered, across the force, to those people under 25 and 41 of those provided a positive breath test.

982 breath tests were administered to people 25 and over, 36 of those tested provided a positive breath test.

Five FIT tests were also conducted.

Chief Inspector for Roads Policing Roger Mitchell said: “We have again seen a reduction in the number of people who provided a positive breath test. 4.4% of those who were breathalysed compared to a figure of 5% for the 2011 campaign. This is a pleasing reduction and officers will continue to work to reduce this figure year after year.

“I would like to remind people that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, when under the influence of drink and drugs is against the law.

“Officers from across the force work throughout the year to ensure that roads across our region are a safe place to be and that those people who are intent on putting their lives, and that of others, at risk will be caught and prosecuted.”

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