Festive drinks testing snared 200 motorists

Blackpool Police

Blackpool Police

More than 200 people were caught drink driving in Lancashire during the police’s latest Christmas clampdown.

Officers carried out 17,400 tests throughout the month of December with 202 people, or 1.2 per cent, failing the test and 19 people, refusing to provide a specimen.

Chief Insp Debbie Howard of Lancashire Constabulary.
Chief Insp Debbie Howard of Lancashire Constabulary.

During the Christmas 2012 campaign, 18,964 tests were administered with 281 people, or 1.5 per cent, failing the test or refusing to provide a specimen.

 

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