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.