Leicester

Leicestershire Police arrest 100 drink-drive motorists

Leicestershire Police have so far arrested 100 motorists on suspicion of drinking and driving in the first month of their summer campaign.

Their "Don't Let the Side Down; Drive Drink Free" operation began on 1 June.

Insp Vivienne Brenchley said officers would continue with round-the-clock patrols.

"We're reminding the public of the fatal consequences; and that road traffic collisions due to drink and drugs can be devastating," she said.

Figures down

Insp Brenchley added: "There's even more temptation this summer due to barbecue season and the World Cup.

"England's premature exit from the competition may mean less people are planning days out drinking and watching the remaining games."

Offenders face disqualification from driving and fines of up to £5,000.

The figures reveal a reduction compared to the same period last year when 115 positive breath tests were recorded.

The force area covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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