Force snares 79 in drink drive checks

Seventy-nine motorists breathalysed as part of Derbyshire police’s annual Christmas anti-drink drive campaign in December gave a positive test, refused to take it or failed to provide a sample.

The campaign ran between December 1 and 31, during which time officers conducted 538 breath tests.

Under 25s were tested 147 times over the festive period and of those 13 per cent were positive, refused or failed to provide - a drop of 44 per cent.

Chief Inspector Steve Wilson said: “The results this year show a five per cent drop in positive tests compared to last year and a significant drop in under 25s being over the drink-drive limit.”