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Staffordshire drink-drive scheme results announced

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

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A CAMPAIGN aimed at getting drink-drivers off Staffordshire's roads led to 156 arrests.

The month-long initiative in June was part of a national crackdown co-ordinated by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Staffordshire Police carried out 1,013 roadside breath tests, with 156 drivers found positive or refusing to provide a sample. 893 drivers were tested in the same period in 2013, with 136 failing or refusing to provide.

Inspector Matt Derrick, from tactical support, said: "Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is dangerous, with potentially devastating consequences.

"Motorists are urged to think before they drink."

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