York & North Yorkshire

2,000 tested in North Yorkshire roads drink purge

Police in North Yorkshire breath-tested more than 2,000 motorists during a month-long purge on drinking and driving in the county.

Officers said they arrested 90 people and charged 48 with driving while over the limit during the month of June.

One of the motorists stopped had driven a car the wrong way along the A64 dual carriageway.

Another is expected to appear in court when the breath sample indicated the driver was four times over the limit.

Traffic Sergeant Ian Pope said: "The fight against drink and drug driving never stops because it is dangerous, unacceptable and costs lives unnecessarily.

"Nobody needs to drink or take drugs and drive.

"It is a choice that irresponsible people take and on too many occasions it results in tragedies that could have been easily avoided. "

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