MORE than 100 drivers suspected of drink or drug driving were stopped by police in Dorset last month.
Officers from Dorset’s Roads Policing Unit worked closely alongside partner agencies from the Road Safety Partnership during the force’s Christmas Drink Drive campaign throughout December.
In total, officers stopped 112 drivers – 46 drivers were reported for drink driving and a further 59 were reported for drug driving.
Three drivers failed to provide a sample when requested and four drivers were reported for driving while unfit.
Eleven of these drivers came to police attention after being involved in road traffic collisions.
A/Insp Will Ayres said: “Of course we hold a zero tolerance approach to drink and drug driving all year round, however, we know that the festive period sees an increase in parties and events for people to attend and enjoy, and with that often comes an increase in the amount of alcohol people consume.
“Drink and drugs can seriously affect your ability to navigate the roads safely and react to any hazards that arise.
“The team have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks to keep the roads within our county as safe as possible, targeting those who take risks and drink drive.
“We hope these figures send a reassuring message to law abiding drivers that we are fully dedicated to dealing with those who commit an offence, putting the lives of other road users, as well as their own, at risk.”
If you suspect somebody of drink driving, report your concerns to police by calling 999, or 101 for non-emergencies.