Police charge 37 Hampshire motorists in drink-drive crackdown

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THIRTY-seven people in the area were charged in a crack-down on drink-drivers last month.

The figures were released by Hampshire Police after its summer drink and drug drive campaign throughout June.

Superintendent Chris Brown said: ‘A pint of beer may set you back between £3 and £4 these days, but how does that compare to the cost of someone’s life?

‘That’s exactly the risk you run if you get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and I’m pleased to see the overwhelming majority of drivers realise that.

‘If you choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol you’re more likely to crash and more likely to kill or seriously injure yourself, your friends and other people.’

In Portsmouth eight people were charged with driving while above the alcohol limit, three with being in charge of a vehicle when above the limit, two with failing to provide a sample and one with driving while unfit through drink.

In Fareham and Gosport five were charged with driving while above the limit, three with driving while unfit through drugs and one with being in charge of a vehicle while above the alcohol limit.

And in Havant 13 were charged with driving while above the limit and one with driving while unfit through drugs.