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MORE drivers have been arrested for drink driving in Hampshire than almost anywhere else in the country.

Police figures reveal that 7,006 drivers were arrested in the county in the past three years.

Only Greater Manchester had more, at 13, 056.

The figures came from a Freedom of Information request from LV= car insurance company.

Research by the firm also showed that 15 per cent of more than 2,000 drivers surveyed admitted that they have driven while over the legal alcohol limit at some point, 
despite the fact that the majority 88 per cent of these acknowledge it affected their ability to drive.