Drink-drivers arrested in crackdown on Sussex roads

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MORE than 160 drivers were arrested for drink-driving during a police crackdown on the roads.

Sussex Police arrested 161 motorists last month after carrying out breath tests on 4,229 people.

Twelve arrests were made between 6am and 10am.

During a similar campaign last year, 3,298 people were tested and 152 arrested.

Those arrested could now face losing their licence.

Chief Inspector Di Roskilly, from the Road Policing Unit, said: ‘We are pleased with the results of this campaign which suggest more people are choosing not to mix drinking or taking drugs with driving.

‘However, in just one month, 161 have been arrested and that is too many people who clearly blatantly disregard the law and are prepared to gamble with their lives and the lives of others.

‘We will continue to focus our efforts on removing them from the roads.’