Increase in drink drivers for St Albans over festive period

Hertfordshire road police.

Hertfordshire road police. - Credit: Archant

Three more motorists were arrested for drink drive offences in St Albans last Christmas compared with December 2013.

Twelve motorists were arrested in St Albans which bucked the trend across the county where there was a significant reduction in the number of motorists caught driving under the influence.

Eighty drivers were arrested across the county – an eight per cent reduction on the previous year’s campaign.

Inspector Phil Bloor said: “There are still a number of motorists who continue to think it is acceptable to get behind the wheel when they are over the limit. While the campaign may be over, our work to trace those people does not stop, as we strive to make roads safer.”