Over 100 drivers arrested for drink driving offences in December

More than 100 drivers have been arrested in Lincolnshire for drink or drug related offences during December 2012, over three people per day.

The action is part of Lincolnshire Police and Road Safety Partnership’s yearly clampdown on drink and drug driving over the holiday period.

The drivers are now facing a court case in the new year, a potential driving ban and a fine. The drink drive offence remains on the licence for up to 11 years.

Throughout the period, on average three people per day were arrested following roadside drink and drug tests.

In the first three days eight people were arrested. By December 12, 36 were arrested, and by December 19, 57 people were charged.

The figures for how many drivers were stopped and tested at the roadside will not be collated until mid-January.