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Eighteen arrests in 8 days for drink and drug driving offences...

17th December, 2022.

Police in North Yorkshire have arrested eighteen people in the first eight days of this year’s annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign.

The message from the York and North Yorkshire Road Safety partnership this year is “save a life and call it in.” Members of the public are being urged to call out anyone who is behind the wheel when under the influence of drink or drugs, by dialling 999.

The force launched its annual Christmas drink drug drive campaign on Thursday 01 December 2022 with the help of Mark Charnock who plays Marlon Dingle in Emmerdale.

Mark participated in a mock road traffic collision to highlight the dangers of drink and drug driving to members of the public. In the first eight days of the campaign officers have made eighteen arrests. 10 of the arrests were for drink driving and eight arrests were for drug driving.

15 of the arrests were men and three of the arrests were women. The break down below shows where the arrests were made:

Harrogate District - Five arrests, York - Five arrests, Richmond - Three arrests, Hambleton - Three arrests, Scarborough Borough - One arrest, Ryedale - One arrest.........

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