Cambridgeshire motorists are putting lives at risk by drink and drug driving say police

14:24 05 August 2014

Archant

People are risking lives by driving under the influence of drink or drugs, despite repeated police warnings.

During the national THINK! campaign, which ran from June 1 to July 31, a total of 1,629 tests were administered, of which 127 were failed, and nine arrests were made for refusing to provide a specimen.

This is a decrease from 173 failed tests during the same period last year when eight people refused to provide a specimen.

Sergeant Chris Huggins said: “We focused on the dangers of driving the morning after a heavy night and targeted areas where risk was highest, particularly around venues broadcasting the World Cup.

“Although the figures are lower than last year’s, our anti-drink and drug driving message, is still not being heeded by enough people.

“Drink driving puts lives at risk, not only the driver’s and any passengers’, but also other road users.

“We run the campaign throughout summer as many people want to enjoy the spectacle and excitement of sporting events, music festivals and the like, and while we’re not trying to diminish their enjoyment, people must take responsibility for themselves when getting behind the wheel of a car and ensure that they are in a fit state to do so.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

15:05
Seth Dixon, 7, was knocked over and killed by Amy Asker in 2014

A motorist who knocked down and killed a seven-year-old boy while talking on her mobile phone was fined just £90 and given five points on her driving licence.

14:45
Devolution negotiations ongoing

The ambitious devolution proposal for East Anglia is taking shape with negotiations ongoing between Government and local leaders to build on the original three county deal agreed in the Spring.

Yesterday, 11:07
Munceys Level Crossing. Fordham, Cambridgeshire

MP Steve Barclay spoke of the possibility of “significant local disruption” if Network Rail presses ahead with closing 19 level crossings in East Cambs.

Yesterday, 16:19
East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2015
Customer Service Award winners Ellgia Recycling with host Jeremy Sallis

Who will follow in the footsteps of Ellgia Recycling and win the coveted Customer Service of the Year award.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up