FENLAND: Police warn of road side breathalyser checks as summer crackdown gets under way

PUBLISHED: 12:01 01 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:46 29 April 2010

A MONTH-long campaign to tackle summer drink and drug drivers was launched today in Cambridgeshire.

Police will carry out stop checks across the county to breathalyse drivers. Roadside Field Impairment Tests to check whether motorists are under the influe

A MONTH-long campaign to tackle summer drink and drug drivers was launched today in Cambridgeshire.

Police will carry out stop checks across the county to breathalyse drivers. Roadside Field Impairment Tests to check whether motorists are under the influence of drugs will also be carried out.

PC Tony Barrios, Cambridgeshire police casualty reduction officer, said: "Our message is clear - if you drive under the influence of drink and drugs, expect to be caught and brought to justice."

There has been a reduction in drink driving in recent months with 99 people arrested in the Christmas campaign in 2008, compared to 149 arrests the previous year. More motorists than ever before were stopped during the campaign, around 10,000.

PC Barrios added: "Cambridgeshire Constabulary is committed to reducing the number of drink drivers and we will do all we can to ensure that those over the limit or under the influence of drugs are caught and dealt with appropriately.

"Drink and drug drivers are not only putting their own lives at risk but also the lives of others.


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