Police Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving in Essex sees 68 arrests

Essex Police have made 68 arrests for drink and drug driving so far this December

Essex Police have made 68 arrests for drink and drug driving so far this December - Credit: Archant

Essex Police have released current statistics in their campaign against drink and drug driving in the county at Christmas.

As of December 15, a total of 1289 drivers have been breathalysed, and of those tested, 62 were over the limit or refused or failed to provide a sample.

A further 26 drivers were tested using roadside drug wipe kits and six motorists tested positive.

Last year, between December 1 and New Year’s Day, 143 drivers in the county were found to be driving over the legal alcohol limit, or refused or failed to provide a sample, and 32 were arrested for drug driving offences.


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