Over 100 Warwickshire drivers fail December breath tests

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Police are repeating calls for safer driving after over 100 were caught under the influence in December.

A total of 84 drivers across Warwickshire either refused to give a sample or tested positive after being breath tested in the police’s month-long drink drive campaign.

Another 26 county drivers also failed roadside drugs test after 2,220 people were stopped.

In the past three years four people were killed and 74 seriously injured in Warwickshire after collisions where drink or drugs were contributory factor.

Superintendent Daryn Elton from Warwickshire Police said: “The percentage of those motorists testing positive for alcohol is low and this is encouraging, showing that the message is getting through.

“However there are still irresponsible drivers thinking they can risk drinking and driving, ignoring the devastating consequences that this can cause for them, their family, friends and other road users.”