January 18, 2011

Drink-driving figures revealed

THE number of motorists arrested for drink-driving across Gosport, Fareham and Havant over Christmas fell, police say.

Officers arrested 39 people in the area for drink-driving, drug driving or failing to provide a specimen during the festive campaign – 13 less than last year.

The number of drivers charged were 27, less than the 42 in 2009/10.

But in Portsmouth the number of arrests for drink-driving went up

from 27 last year to 35. Of those, 25 people were charged with offences, an increase of six.

In total police stopped a total of 3,984 drivers in Hampshire throughout December – up by more than 600 compared to last year.

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