Men under-25 are focus of police drink-drive campaign

Young men in Devon and Cornwall are being targeted by a police campaign to cut drinking and driving in the run-up to Christmas.

In December 2010, 157 people who were breathalysed tested positive. Police said 28% of those were under 25 and the majority were men.

The month-long campaign starts on 1 December.

Police said officers would be deployed to "the right areas" to catch those who are drinking and driving.

Chief Constable Stephen Otter said the campaign was a priority for officers and they would be deployed to the right areas in the region to catch those breaking the law.

Those convicted of drink and drugs driving could be banned for at least 12 months, receive a fine of up to £5,000 and six months in prison, a police spokesperson added.

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