Cheshire Police launched their summer drink driving and drug driving campaign and are disappointed by the results.
The campaign, known as Operation Roadster, ran over a 4 week period.
And during those 4 weeks some 1,047 roadside death tests were conducted and 163 drivers arrested for drink driving offences.
Furthermore, 155 roadside drug screening tests were carried out resulting in 92 arrests for drug driving.
This a marked rise in arrests when compared with the same period last year when there were 135 arrests for drink driving and 58 arrests for drug driving.
In a response to these new figures, Inspector Steve Griffiths stated: “It is disappointing to see people are still choosing to drive under the influence of drink and drugs and do not see the dangers they are putting not only themselves in, but others too. Drink and drug driving is extremely dangerous. It will affect your reaction time making it harder for you to judge your speed, the distance between you and other vehicles and notice hazards. This means you are more likely to be involved in a collision, which could be fatal.”
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