Figures released by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership show that 44 people have been arrested fro drink driving with a further 2 being arrested for drug driving.
Leicestershire Police have noted how they are only 2 thirds of the way through their drink and drug driving campaign and have arrested 17 more than at the same point last year.
The campaign was launched at the start of June with drivers being urged to know their limits when getting behind the wheel.
So far, 14 of those arrested have been under the age of 24 years.
The Partnership continued how 17 of those arrests were after a collision and 10 were with drivers who were still over the drink driving limit, the morning after they had been drinking.
Chief Inspector Andy Hall, who is overseeing the campaign across the East Midlands, said: “Too many people are still risking both their lives and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive.
“It is just not worth the risk if you choose to drink and drug drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or our villages.”
Leicestershire Police are to be staging extra patrols throughout June but they emphasised how “cracking down” on drink and drug drivers is a year-round commitment.
About Freeman & Co.
Freeman & Co. are a specialist firm of road traffic and criminal defence solicitors based in Manchester but with nationwide coverage.
Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.
The firm was created by Nick Freeman, who has been dubbed “Mr Loophole” by the press for his technical legal ability and robustly challenging the prosecution.
Nick is well regarded as an expert road traffic lawyer and has successfully represented many high profile clients for a variety of motoring offences as well as criminal offences.
The firm of Freeman & Co. embodies the way Nick works, with minute attention to detail and challenging the prosecution at every turn.
If you are facing a road traffic matter or criminal offence and need the services of Freeman & Co. please call on 0161 236 7007.
Freeman & Co. are available for Police Station attendances and an experienced criminal lawyer is on hand to take your call.
If you would prefer to send a confidential email the please click here.
Freeman & Co Solicitors
8 Oxford Court
Tel. 0161 236 7007