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Cops' disappointment at festive drink-drive figures
2:07pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
LIVES are being risked on the road with more people driving drunk.
More people were caught over the limit during the 2012 Essex Police Christmas crackdown campaign than in recent years.
A total of 126 people tested positive or refused a test out of 3,263 people tested.
The figure is almost four per cent of those stopped, compared to 2.95 per cent last year.
About three quarters of those caught were men but more women were caught than in previous years.
Adam Pipe, casualty reduction manager for Essex, said: “This year’s figures show an increase of the numbers from last year, which is obviously very disappointing.“