100 failed breath tests

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More than 100 motorists in Lancashire were found to have been drink driving before Christmas Day.

The figures come just three weeks into the campaign and officers are reminding people of the dangers and consequences of drink driving.

Police have conducted 11,420 roadside breathe tests with 130 people providing a positive specimen and three people refusing to provide.

Chief Inspector Debbie Howard, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Over 11,000 tests have been carried out and 133 people have failed or refused.

“Although this does show that the number of drinking and driving is low, around 1.2 per cent of people tested, over 100 people have been drink driving and that is too many as far as we are concerned.

“With New Year just around the corner it is important for people to remember the dangers and consequences of drink driving.

“Our officers will continue to carry out roadside checkpoints and will target those people who drink and drive.

Some 1,208 tests have been conducted in Preston, with seven failed, and 2,421 in Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire, with 14 failed.