More arrests made as police clamp down on drink and drug drivers - The Leamington Observer

More arrests made as police clamp down on drink and drug drivers

Leamington Editorial 21st Dec, 2020   0

MORE arrests have been made as police clamp down on drink and drug drivers.

Warwickshire Police charged a 48-year-old man from Warwick with drink driving after stopping his vehicle in Priory Road, Warwick at 4.30pm on Wednesday (December 16). He is due to appear before Warwickshire Magistrates Court at midday on February 19.

Officers stopped an overweight vehicle just after midday on Wednesday (December 16) on the A429 near Junction 15 of the M40. The driver, a 38-year-old man from Catshill, Bromsgrove was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. He was released under investigation later the same day. The driver was required to reduce the weight of his vehicle before he was allowed to continue his journey.

A car being driven by a 24-year-old man from Coventry was stopped by officers on the A46 northbound near Stoneleigh at 3am on Friday (December 18). He was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and has been released under investigation.

Officers arrested a 45-year-old man from Leicestershire on suspicion of drink driving after a member of the public reported his vehicle to police after becoming concerned about the manner of driving on the M6 southbound between Junctions 3 and 2 at 11pm on Thursday (December 17). He was later charged with drink driving and is due before Warwickshire Magistrates Court at 2pm on February 19.

Warwickshire Police is publicising arrests made during December for drink or drug driving as a way of demonstrating how officers are being proactive in targeting people suspected of drink or drug driving. It is part of a campaign aimed at changing people’s behaviour and reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads.

Officers are also asking the public to report anyone they believe may be drink or drug driving in Warwickshire by calling 101 or 999 if a suspected offence is in progress.

Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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