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23 Arrests In 7 Days Over Drink Driving


2:54pm 7th June 2013

23 arrests have been made in the first week of Dorset Police's summer drink drive campaign.

Five of those arrests were made at accidents, where police say fortunately no one was hurt.

The other 18 were stop checks on drivers.

As part of the month long campaign anyone involved in an accident will be breath tested.

Dorset Police Traffic Inspector, Matt Butler, said: "In the last week alone drink has been the cause in five road traffic collisions. Fortunately we were able to intercept another 18 drivers and make arrests before they too caused a collision.

"The public support we have received during the campaign has been excellent so far and I'd again urge people to call in if they suspect someone is drink driving so we can take action.

"My warning to anyone getting behind the wheel after they've had a drink is simple - you are seriously increasing your chances of causing a road traffic collision and we will catch you."

Drink drivers should be reported by calling police on 101. When a crime is in progress or life is at risk, dial 999.

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