Increase in drink-drive arrests in Dorset

Drink-driving arrests are up in Dorset compared with the same period in 2010, police have said.

Dorset Police said 90 drivers were arrested between 1 December and 18 December, compared with 51 drivers in the first 18 days of December 2010.

The force's annual drink and drug driving campaign runs from 1 December until 1 January 2012.

Twelve of the drivers arrested in the first 15 days of the campaign had been involved in crashes, a spokesman said.

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