Police arrest 125 drink-drivers in Leicestershire

The number of motorists caught drinking and driving over the festive season in Leicestershire rose slightly from last year, police figures have revealed.

Officers arrested 125 people during the last month, compared to 122 in December 2009.

Of those motorists arrested 40% were aged 16 to 30, police said.

Drivers who tested positive for being over the legal limit stand to lose their licence and pay a fine of up to £5,000 if convicted.

Ch Insp Steve Potter said: "We're pleased to have removed the threat that these motorists posed to others. We're still really disappointed some people still think it's OK to take the risk.

"The Christmas campaign is over but we will continue to arrest drink drivers. We're on the roads 24-7. If you test positive, you will be arrested and go before the courts.

"Our main message is: Don't drink and drive. A conviction can mean a lengthy ban, losing your job or even prison."

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