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North Yorkshire Police say thanks for drink-drive support
8:00am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
North Yorkshire Police have thanked the public for their help to get drink and drug drivers off the road over the Christmas period.
Officers breathalysed 847 people in Craven, with six positive results, during their festive crackdown.
High-visibility patrols were an integral part of the campaign, but intelligence from the community was equally important as it allowed officers to target certain people and specific areas.
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “I am really pleased by the response of the public in general.
“The vast majority of people know that drink and drug driving is reckless, dangerous and irresponsible, which was evident in the number of calls we received to report people suspected of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.
“The public’s support is invaluable in helping to keep our roads safe from drink and drug drivers and I would like to thank everyone for their continued help.”