Police drink-drive campaign results

POLICE breathalysed 656 drivers across the county during their December drink drive campaign.

One hundred and fifteen motorists gave either a positive test, refused to take the test or failed to provide a sample.

Officers carried out the tests between Thursday December 1 and Saturday December 31.

Chf Insp Steve Wilson said: “Our campaign was very much intelligence-led, allowing us to target drivers who persistently drink-drive rather than conducting mass-testing.”

Police stopped a 21-year-old man in Ilkeston and breathalysed him after a tip off.

He gave a positive test and was arrested and later charged.

Chf Insp Wilson added: “I am dismayed that so many people disregarded police advice by drink-driving and posing a risk to other road users.”