Police issue warning as drink driving arrests rise
Police have warned motorists not to drink and drive as their summer
safety campaign continues.
Police's Operation Tonic road safety campaign has seen 108 people
arrested so far for drink and drug driving across the force area
which includes Somerset.
Inspector Kevan Rowlands, Head of Road Safety said: "The people
we arrested have put lives at risk by choosing to drive with alcohol
or drugs in their system."
of the people arrested are clearly dealing with difficult situations
in their lives."
you know someone who is coping by using alcohol or drugs and still
driving then please reach out to them and get them to stop before
they add a drink drive arrest or the trauma of a collision to their
response of the public over the Operation Tonic period shows that
the vast majority of people know this is wrong and are willing to
help us bring people to justice."
work doesnt end with the Tonic campaign and we will continue
to act on information received from the public to ensure that the
small minority of people who continue to drive over the limit are
arrested and put before the courts."