Christmas drink-drive rise on Surrey roads

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The number of people caught drink-driving in Surrey over the Christmas period has risen, say police.

Surrey Police said the proportion of people who were breathalysed and were over the limit rose from 3% in 2011 to 4.5% in 2012.

The number of under 25s who failed the test doubled from the previous year, figures showed.

A total of 1,564 tests were carried out between 1 December 2012 and 1 January 2013.

Duncan Brown, head of road safety and traffic management at Surrey Police, said he was disappointed to see a rise in the "selfish small minority" of people who drink and drive.

He added: "It seems young people are still prepared to risk drinking and driving, worryingly although 12% less under 25s were breath-tested, the number of those who failed was double the previous year - 16 in 2012 compared with eight in 2011."

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