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Drink driving arrests rise in Plymouth

Police have expressed concern over an increase in the number of people arrested for drink driving in Plymouth.

Officers revealed 12 people were held over the weekend of 4-8 August compared to five for the same weekend in 2010.

Of the 14 people stopped, 13 were men and the majority were under thirty, a Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Plymouth's road casualty reduction officer PC Ian Tanner said it was clear they needed to target "young men" to "really get the message across".

"Over the weekend we have dealt with at least double the number of people we normally breathalyse over an average weekend in Plymouth," he said.

Insp Richard Pryce said the rise was unacceptable and they would continue in their efforts to bring it down.

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