of motorists stopped in police drink-driving checks
than 100 drivers have been arrested for drink driving across the
area as police continue to carry out stop checks in the Burnham-On-Sea
and Somerset Constabulary has stopped 3,676 drivers across the
police force area, with 106 arrested and 36 charged and named.
stop checks have been carried out as part of the forces
annual Operation Tonic campaign.
safety Superintendent Richard Corrigan said: "The figures
are encouraging so far because they show that we have been very
active across the force, education, enforcing and spreading the
word that drink or drug driving is a serious crime that will not
figures also seem to indicate that drivers seem to be heeding
that message. We want people to carry on being law-abiding and
responsible, and help make our roads safer for all, not just at
this time but throughout 2015 and beyond."
have also said they received 352 calls from people reporting suspected
drink-drivers, about the same number as this time last year.
year, from December to the end of the New Year holiday, 144 drivers