Dozens of motorists in Avon and Somerset caught drink-driving

Bridgwater Mercury: Dozens of motorists in Avon and Somerset caught drink-driving Dozens of motorists in Avon and Somerset caught drink-driving

NEARLY 50 people were arrested for drink or drug driving in the first week of this year's Operation Tonic Christmas campaign.

A total of 47 drivers have been stopped and provided positive tests since the month-long crack-down launched across Avon and Somerset on December 1.

This year, officers are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by dialling 999 if they see them getting behind the wheel or texting the word 'drunk' to 81819 and giving the driver's details.

Chief Inspector John Holt of the operations and roads policing unit said: “This is an excellent result so far and sends a clear message to people that our officers are out there and are determined to catch offenders.

“We want people to have a safe and crime-free Christmas and New Year. Anyone who intends to drive should remember there is no safe limit for drinking - except not drinking at all.”

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5:41pm Thu 13 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

And in 12 months time they'll be free to do it again !
And in 12 months time they'll be free to do it again ! windswept and interesting
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9:33pm Thu 13 Dec 12

MINIME2 says...

No sympathy for them. They know the penalties if they get caught. Tough if they lose their licence. Even better if they lose their job. Perhaps they wont do it again !!!!!!!!!
No sympathy for them. They know the penalties if they get caught. Tough if they lose their licence. Even better if they lose their job. Perhaps they wont do it again !!!!!!!!! MINIME2
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8:10am Fri 14 Dec 12

utd ian says...

Name and shame please. Alcohol is the worst and most disgusting drug out there and people are free to take it and drive?
Name and shame please. Alcohol is the worst and most disgusting drug out there and people are free to take it and drive? utd ian
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