Avon and Somerset Police make 26 drink-drive arrests

Avon and Somerset Police arrested 26 drivers in the first week of this year's Christmas drink-drive campaign.

Officers have stopped a total of 5,351 vehicles since the seasonal drive started on 1 December.

Of those, 364 motorists were breathalysed and 26 were arrested.

Police said they were disappointed that nearly a third of them were under 25, suggesting that young people were still not heeding advice and warnings about drinking and driving.

Chief Inspector Polly King said: "We are really hoping that this trend does not continue and I would urge everyone to resist the temptation to drink drive."

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