Yorkshire news Police 'astounded' by number of drink drivers despite pubs being shut PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - During the first month of the current lockdown North Yorkshire Police arrested 39 people over drink driving

Yorkshire news Police 'astounded' by number of drink drivers despite pubs being shut PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - During the first month of the current lockdown North Yorkshire Police arrested 39 people over drink driving

Yorkshire news  Police 'astounded' by number of drink drivers despite pubs being shut PremierLeague-News.Com
22 February 2021 - 13:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Almost 40 motorists in North Yorkshire have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving despite no pubs or bars being open to drinkers. Senior police and fire officers have now issued a joint warning to those getting behind the wheel after drinking at home. In the month from January 4, when the current lockdown began, to February 4 there was 39 motorists arrested in connection with drink driving offences, including several who failed to provide a sample. To get the latest email updates from North Yorkshire Live, click here . A further 51 were arrested in connection with drug driving offences in the same period. Superintendent Emma Aldred, of North Yorkshire Police, said she was "truly shocked and astounded" at the numbers. She said: “This is a stark reminder that having a few alcoholic drinks at home could lead you to still being over the limit the following morning and being unfit to drive. “It genuinely is not worth running the risk of causing harm to yourself and others and positive action will be taken against those found committing these offences." Read More Related Articles Five baby-faced killers pictured for first time over savage machete killing of Solomon Robinson in Scarborough Read More Related Articles Time-waster called 999 because he could not open bottle of wine She said that the number of cases may down to people losing track of how much they've had and the fact people don't use measures or pay as much. Supt Aldred said: “Either way, the consequences are the same.

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. And you’re just as likely to kill someone if you crash. “There are no excuses, no second chances. It’s that simple.” North Yorkshire Police found that the number of people arrested for drink driving in recent years has fallen from 1,000 in 2016 to 871 in 2020. However, during 2020, emergency services in North Yorkshire dealt with a number of fatal and serious-injury collisions where drivers provided samples that were over the alcohol limit. Enter your postcode to see crimes reported in your area And in December alone, they dealt with 29 collisions where a driver was arrested on drink or drug driving offences. Group manager Dave Winspear, from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Every year, we as a fire service, see the consequences of drink driving at incidents we attend. “The impact it has is not only on those involved but also on the emergency services who are called to assist. “Please don’t be tempted to have a few drinks at home and then get behind the wheel, and remember that you can still be over the limit the following morning.” Read More Related Articles Everything we know so far about England's 60-page roadmap out of lockdown Read More Related Articles Bradford's lockdown traffic levels are the highest of any English city

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