Arrests made as police crack down on drink drivers

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Police arrested six people last weekend as they continued to crackdown on drink drivers.

North Yorkshire Police’s summer campaign to battle drink drivers is well underway and last Friday a 54-year-old man was charged with failing to provide a specimen for police after being arrested at the scene of a collision on Arundel Mews.

A 64-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drinking driving on Crescent Avenue on Saturday, while four men from Middlesbrough were arrested on suspicion of drink driving through Goathland. When police located the men, none admitted to being the driver and so all four were arrested.

Traffic sergeant Pete Stringer said: “We have made a lot of arrests since the campaign began, some of which are down to the information which has been provided to us by the public. I thank those people for their assistance and urge other people to do the same and help us catch drink and drug drivers before they cause a death or serious injury.

“Throughout this month there are dedicated patrols solely targeting drink drivers and that coupled with the good intelligence we are receiving from the community means that if you take the risk there’s a good chance that you will get caught.”