MIORE than 50 people have been arrested in connection with drink or drug driving as part of a summer campaign by North Yorkshire Police.

In the first two weeks, a total of 53 people have been arrested, with 24 due in court.

The campaign’s focus for this year is aimed at younger drivers and raising awareness of the dangers of driving the morning after a night out.

It also coincides with the FIFA World Cup, when large numbers of people are expected to visit pubs to watch the games.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of the Force’s Roads Policing Group, who is leading this year’s campaign said: “Anyone who is considering taking the risk of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs needs to know that we have officers on patrols across the county ready to catch them."

Anyone who has information about people drink or drug driving should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the details to the Force Control Room.

For those who would prefer to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.