North Yorkshire Police have made 94 arrests so far in their crackdown on drink and drug driving.
“It’s almost three weeks since we started our Christmas campaign to target drink and drug driving and unfortunately we have made many more arrests,” officers said on Facebook.
They made 28 arrests in the last week, taking the total to 94.
Of those 94 arrests:
- 27 were for drug driving
- 67 arrests were for drink driving
- 17 of these arrests were in relation to road traffic collisions.
“The average breath alcohol reading is nearly twice the legal limit,” a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said.
The worst reading they have had so far was a van driver stopped in York with a whisky bottle on the passenger seat who was nearly five times over the limit.
Police said: “Our officers patrol our roads 24/7 and are trained to spot the signs of drink and drug driving. If you see someone about to drive who is under the influence of drink or drugs then dial 999.
“To pass on any information about someone you know who regularly drives under the influence of drink or drugs dial 101.”