Staffordshire drink driving campaign leads to more arrests

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Staffordshire Police have said they believe the number of people drink driving in the county has not increased, despite making more arrests over the festive period.

Police arrested 150 drivers between 1 December and 1 January, compared to 118 in the same period last year.

The number of breath tests they carried out also increased from 1,803 to 2,320.

Ch Insp Steve Smytheman said: "The percentage of those tested who were positive is very similar to last year."

He said not all the drivers arrested during the campaign would end up in court as some may have passed the second, evidential test at the police station.

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