GMP arrest hundreds in drink drive campaign

Leigh Journal: GMP arrested 319 people in December for drink or drug driving GMP arrested 319 people in December for drink or drug driving

HUNDREDS of people have been arrested for drink or drug driving across Greater Manchester.

Throughout December, Greater Manchester Police stopped and breathalysed 7,987 motorists, 319 of which were arrested, as part of their annual drink drive campaign None for the Road.

Seventy two people tested positive following a collision while 247 were caught by officers at a roadside check site or while out on patrol.

Inspector Matt Bailey-Smith from GMP said: “It is reassuring to see that there are fewer people putting lives in danger by drink driving but there is still a lot of work to do.

“Three hundred and nineteen people still thought it was acceptable to get behind the wheel after having a drink and it’s this kind of behaviour that leads to deaths on our roads.

“Drinking and driving is a deadly mix and although the festive operation may have concluded, our fight is far from over.”

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