fall in drink drive offences over Christmas holidays, say police
total of 82 people have been charged and named by Avon and Somerset
Police during their annual Christmas drink drive campaign - a
sharp fall on last year.
comes after the force named and shamed the offenders online. There
were no residents in Burnham-On-Sea charged.
Safety Superintendent Richard Corrigan said: "In last years
2013 Operation Tonic campaign 144 motorists were charged, compared
with 82 this year."
is a significant reduction, particularly as we carried out more
roadside stop-checks and tested twice as many more drivers."
figures seem to indicate that drivers heeded all the messages
we issued about the seriousness, the dangers and the consequences
of drink and drug driving."
the first time in our Christmas 2014 campaign we decided to name
those charged, and I believe that had an extra impact and helped
deter people from taking a chance on driving while under the influence."