Police warning after drink and drug drive arrests

Police have issued another warning against drink and drug driving following a spate of arrests in the North West this week.

A 59 year-old woman has been charged after she failed a roadside breath test in Pwllheli on Thursday morning (31st October).

Officers said she was arrested after they received information that she may have been driving under the influence. The woman will appear before magistrates on Thursday 14th November.

Meanwhile, a 30 year-old has been charged with drink driving after he was caught speeding on the A55 near Llangefni on Thursday night. He also failed a roadside breath test and was released on bail until he appears before Caernarfon magistrates on Monday 18th November.

Further drink and drug drive arrests were reported in Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog and Trawsfynydd.

It comes as North Wales Police prepare to launch their annual Christmas and New Year crackdown in a month’s time.

Temporary Sgt Darren Newby from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Despite our repeated warnings regarding the dangers of drink and drug driving, people are still choosing to risk their own lives and the lives of other road users by taking to the roads whilst under the influence.”

”Our Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign will soon be underway where we will continue in our efforts to change driver behaviour in order to make our roads safer.”

”People need to realise the consequences of their actions. A drink or drug driving conviction can be devastating, with significant criminal, personal, financial, social and employment consequences.”

”Driving with excess alcohol or under the influence of drugs is not just a criminal offence but also completely unacceptable which puts lives at risk. We will continue to target those breaking the law as part of daily policing. Please heed the warning.”

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