Northampton

Increase in drink-driving arrests in Northamptonshire

Police in Northamptonshire arrested 81 people for drink driving during June, a higher percentage of those tested compared with last year.

The force stopped 758 drivers for breath tests in a campaign to coincide with the World Cup. The 81 arrests equated to 11% of those tested.

In June 2009, almost twice as many people - 1,448 - were tested, with the resulting 106 arrests representing 7%.

Police said the increase was due to the campaign being "intelligence led".

Officers acted on information rather than stopping drivers at random.

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