Leicestershire Police have already arrested 39 drink drug drivers since the start of their December campaign, there had been 32 arrests on this same day in December 2020.
Drivers are being stopped across the Leicestershire Police force area, so far these have included 17 in Leicester, 8 in North West Leicestershire and 5 in the Harborough district.
Jonathan Clarkson, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership spokesperson said, “We have seen a worrying trend in the number of arrests this year which look set to continue during the festive period.”
“Between January and October this year Leicestershire Police made 1226 drink drug drive arrests, the number of arrests in October alone was 134, the highest monthly figure since April 2010!”
If you see someone who appears to be a drink or drug driver enter a vehicle to drive away, make a note of the registration plate and the direction of travel and call your local police on 101 or make a make a free and anonymous call to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.