Thirty-five people were arrested on Derbyshire roads for driving while under the influence of drink or drugs in just four weeks.

Forces up and down the country took to the streets between June 1 and June 30 to catch people driving while under the influence.

In Derbyshire, police carried out 150 breath tests throughout the month and 24 people tested postive, or were unable to provide a sample or refused to be tested. All of the 24 people were arrested by officers.

Derbyshire Constabulary also carried out 19 drug tests, where 11 people tested positive, could not provide a sample or refused to give one - all of which were arrested.

In the UK, it is an offence to drive if the amount of alcohol in someone's system exceeds the limit of 35mg per 100ml of breath or 80mg per 100ml of blood.

Inspector Justin Brown, from the Derbyshire roads policing, said: "In line with previous campaigns, we used an intelligence-led approach with fewer tests administered but with more people testing positive.

"It's disappointing to see that in spite of regular enforcement and education campaigns, drivers still think it's acceptable to get behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs."

In Staffordshire, 342 breath tests were carried out, and 50 people were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and one person was found to be under the influence of drugs, after drugs 18 tests were carried out in June.

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A spokesman from Staffordshire police said that they would have liked to have caught more people driving under the influence, but several officers were supporting Greater Manchester Police following the Manchester Arena bombing.

Meanwhile, in Leicestershire, 62 people were arrested in connection with drink and drug driving offences in June, a rise of 13 from 2016. Sixty were arrested in connection with drink driving and two were arrested in connection with driving under the influence of drugs. Ten of the arrests were made in North West Leicestershire.

Almost half of the arrests were made after road accidents and a third involved drivers under the age of 24.

Jonathan Clarkson from the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership warned residents of the effects that driving under the influence can have on their lives.

He said: "Along with the obvious dangers of putting both your life, and the innocent lives of other people at risk, a conviction for drink driving can affect your employment and may also prevent you from visiting countries such as the United States and Australia.