Roadside drink-drive campaign under way

A motorist stopped by police taking a breath test
A motorist stopped by police taking a breath test
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POLICE in St Helens have launched a month-long campaign targeting drivers who behind the wheel drunk or high on drugs.

Officers will be conducting extra roadside checks throughout June at all times of the day and night.

A similar drive last year saww 3,443 drivers stopped and 123 arrested across the region.

This year, police are hoping to see signs that the road-going public are heeding their advice about drink and drug driving

Chief Insp John Hogan said: “The better weather and lighter evenings mean more people decide to visit their ‘local’ for a few drinks with friends and family.

“Our advice is - leave the car at home.”