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Police launch drink and drug driving crackdown

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A month-long crackdown on drink and drug driving has been launched by the police.

Tests are going to be carried out throughout the day as the authorities seek to catch drivers taking risks unduly.

A similar campaign was run last year that saw 88,629 people tested, with 6.1 per cent of those examined either being found positive, refusing or failing a breath test.

The Association of Chief Police Officers lead for drink and drug driving, Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, stated: "The message is clear - there is no excuse for driving under the influence, even if you think it's a short drive."

She added the practice merely puts the lives of too many people at risk.

Road safety minister Mike Penning observed new legislation is to be introduced that will make it easier for police officers to tackle drug-driving in order to make the UK one of the safest places in the works for motoring.  ADNFCR-2576-ID-801378392-ADNFCR

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