Drink-driving arrests increase in Sussex

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POLICE in Sussex arrested 192 people during their drink-drive campaign over Christmas.

A total of 7,253 drivers were breathalysed during the campaign, which ran from November 14 until the new year.

Arrests were up nine per cent from 176 during last year’s campaign to clamp down on drink-driving.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney, who is in charge of Sussex Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Officers across the force, not just those from the road policing unit, carried out more tests this year than last year, however a lower percentage of people blew over the drink-drive limit.

‘Sadly there were still 192 people who were arrested because they failed the test. By drinking or drug-driving you are putting yourself and others at risk of serious injury or death. You also risk losing your driving licence which could have a huge impact on your life.’