Driving crackdown

A DRINK and drug-driving campaign is being carried out by Cambridgeshire police throughout the World Cup. The 37-day campaign, which will end on July 10, will see stop checks across the county to breath-test drivers and carry out field impairment tests to

A DRINK and drug-driving campaign is being carried out by Cambridgeshire police throughout the World Cup.

The 37-day campaign, which will end on July 10, will see stop checks across the county to breath-test drivers and carry out field impairment tests to check whether drivers are under the influence of drugs.

Casualty reduction officer Pc Mick McCready said: "I would like to remind people of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs."

During Euro 2004, there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of people caught drink-driving - 108 people caught compared to 82 people in 2003.


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In the latest campaign, during the Christmas and new year period, 197 people were caught in 34 days under the influence of drink or drugs while driving.

Pc McCready said: "The maximum penalty for drink-driving is a six-month prison sentence, £5,000 fine and a driving ban of up to 12 months. Is drink-driving really worth the risk?

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