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Lincolnshire Police campaign sees 22 drink drivers charged in 10 days

Lincolnshire Police have charged 22 people in the county with drink driving offences in the first 10 days of their summer campaign.

The campaign, which was launched on June 1, aims to tackle drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Officers asked people to text 80800 with details of anyone they know to be drink driving.

Among those charged so far were drivers in Lincoln.

One Lincoln driver was arrested on June 8 for the offence on Riseholme Road after allegedly scoring an alcohol level of 69 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal alcohol limit is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

The force’s Christmas campaign, which began in December 2013, saw twelve people from Lincoln and 74 motorists in the county charged with drink driving.

The details of those charged were published for the duration of the campaign, for varying lengths of time.

Police say that, for fairness, the names and details of those charged during the 2014 summer operation will be published on the campaign’s web page for 24 hours only.