In Greater Manchester, for example, Police say their officers will be breathalysing and drug testing drivers “around the clock” as part of a month-long crackdown.
Last year, GMP officers alone carried out thousands of roadside breath tests and arrested 160 drivers in the 10 days before and after Christmas. These figures include a number of “morning after” cases, where arrests were made after 5am.
Drivers caught drink or drug driving risk a Magistrates’ Court ban of at least 12 months, plus a heavy fine and in some cases even prison.
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