21 arrests in first week of Lincolnshire drink driving campaign

In the first week of its summer anti-drink driving campaign, Lincolnshire Police arrested 21 people suspected of drink or drug related driving offences across the county.

The campaign began on May 31, with police carrying out roadside checks using a Breathalyser and Field Impairment Test (FIT) during early mornings, evenings and night time.

In the last year, five people died and 120 were injured, some seriously, in 80 drink or drug-related collisions in Lincolnshire.

The Road Safety Partnership are reminding drivers that they have a responsibility to make sure they are fit to drive, and that police will arrest and prosecute motorists that are driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The body processes alcohol at one unit per hour, but while people think they feel able to drive, it’s difficult to calculate due to a variety of factors.

These include age, gender, weight, body mass, metabolism, general health, type of alcohol and liver health.