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23 arrested during Christmas drink driving campaign

Fri, 04 Jan 2019


Police made 23 arrests for drink driving offences during its Anti-Drink Drive campaign.
 
The Campaign, which takes place across the festive period, saw 349 vehicles stopped around the Island as a direct result of the operation throughout December.
 
Consequently, 23 arrests were made, which resulted in 8 drivers being charged in Court. 11 were bailed pending further enquiries and a further 4 were released without charge.
  
Roads Policing Officers were deployed around the island throughout the month with extra attention being placed on the roads at weekends and into the early hours of the morning. Officers breathalysed 38 drivers. 59 vehicles were also found to be defective and the drivers were issued with defect rectification forms during the period.
 
During the 2017 Anti-Drink Drive Campaign, 14 arrests were made across the same time period.


 

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