Summer campaign nets 92 drink-drivers

A TOTAL of 92 people have so far been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Thames Valley Police’s summer crackdown.

The campaign was launched at the beginning of June. Of the arrests, 21 were in Oxfordshire, 35 were in Buckinghamshire, and 34 were in Berkshire.

The oldest person arrested was a 62-year-old woman, and the youngest was a 19-year-old man.

The number of arrests was down 45 per cent on last year’s campaign, from 168 in the same period in 2011.

Supt Chris Brown, head of roads policing for Thames Valley Police, said: “If you choose to drink and drive – and it is a choice - you face a driving ban, up to £5,000 in fines and a criminal record.

“There is no excuse for drink driving and our message is simple; don’t do it.”