A Norton driver recorded one of the highest DUI levels recorded in the last two weeks.
Police in North Yorkshire have arrested 50 people in the first half of this year’s annual alcohol and drug trafficking campaign.
The campaign started on Thursday, December 1st. In his first eight days, police arrested 18 of him. In the second week of the campaign, the number of arrests surged to his 32.
This brings the total number of arrests to 50. Of the 50 arrests, 38 were men and 12 were women.
One of the highest readings over the last eight days was Norton.
At 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, police pulled over an uninsured, non-taxable car in town. A breath test was performed on drivers who provided a reading of 124 on the road.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance. At the police station, he measured his 98 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milliliters of his exhaled breath.He was charged with driving over the alcohol limit and driving without insurance. He was also reported for the crime of not showing his taxes.
Two more arrests were made in Rydale.
Superintendent Emma Aldred, Head of Specialist Operations for North Yorkshire Police, commented on the latest set of results:
“It’s amazing that in just two weeks, 50 people have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in North Yorkshire.
“We would like to thank the public for responding to our campaign and providing information about people driving after being under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
The message is clear. We do not tolerate drunk or drug drivers on North Yorkshire roads. ”
Force launched this year’s campaign on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Emmerdale actor Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle, took part in a simulated car crash to show the public the reality of drunk driving and drug driving.
Since the beginning of the campaign, North Yorkshire officers have patrolled the county in marked and unmarked vehicles.
A dedicated operation was also set up in the A66 corridor. North Yorkshire Police officers worked with Cumbria Police, Durham Police and Drivers and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA) officers to target commercial drivers who use alcohol and drugs. Many drivers were punished for driving violations, but thankfully all drivers were in denial about drinking and drugs.
A road safety officer works with colleagues from the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to conduct a “Surviving the Drive” event. These prevention narratives discuss the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
This year’s campaign is in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership. It is being held until December 31st (Sat).