Slight rise in drink drivers

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Slight rise in drink drivers

The number of people arrested for drink-driving in Northamptonshire over the Christmas and New Year period was up slightly on the previous year.

78 people were arrested for driving over the limit during Northamptonshire Police s drink-drive campaign in December 2015  two more arrests than were made during the same period in 2014

A total of 10 people were arrested for driving with illegal substances in their system.

The age ranges varied widely, with 21 people arrested who were aged 25-29, 19 who were aged 30-39, 14 who were aged 40-49, 12 who were aged 18-24, eight who were aged 50-59, three who were aged 60-69 and one who was aged 70-79.

People who have information about drink-drivers can send a text message to 0780 000 5554.

Alternatively, they can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

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