North Yorkshire Police oversaw 30 arrests during their first 10 days of drugs and drink driving campaign. The campaign was aimed at tackling road users abusing the alcohol and drug limits. 250 people undertook breath tests, with one person being arrested in Selby and 19 people in total being admitted to a cell and given a future court date.
The whole aim of the activity is to learn people and warn them of the dangers which increase over the summer months. With the lighter nights people often start drinking earlier in the afternoons and longer into the evenings without considering how they will get home, ultimately some people will head to their car after consuming too much alcohol. The party culture increases over summer with people attending outdoor activities, festivals and bbqs.
The operation involved screening road users for drugs, which resulted in several arrests whilst driving under the influence of cannabis and other substances.
The campaign will continue and drivers across Yorkshire should be warned if they enter their car using alcohol or drugs they are more than likely to be pulled over, not only are they putting themselves at risk, but other innocent road users.
Andy Morton from roads policing groups issues a warning that drivers will face a large fine and disqualification alongside the possibility of a prison sentence.