Scarborough man arrested twice in a week as part of drink and drug driving crackdown
A Scarborough man has been arrested twice in a week by police leading a drink and drug driving crackdown.
The man, in his 20s, was stopped and arrested firstly on Tuesday and then again this morning - both times on suspicion of drug driving.
He has been released under investigation while enquiries including blood tests are completed.
North Yorkshire Police officers have arrested more than 50 drivers since they started their Christmas drink and drug driving campaign on December 1.
Police say they are patrolling around the clock and are on the lookout for drivers who are under the influence.
Motorists on rural roads as well as residential areas and main roads are being checked as part of the operation.
So far, 55 have been arrested on suspicion of driving while over the limit. Eight of those arrests happened after collisions.
Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said: “Anyone who’s convicted of drink driving faces at least a 12-month driving ban, which would mean losing your licence for the whole of 2021, possibly longer.
“They also get large fines, a criminal record and can even go to jail in some circumstances.
"Worse still, they stand a far greater chance of fatally injuring an innocent person.
"The risk is real, it happens here in North Yorkshire and it’s utterly devastating for the families who are left behind.
“So our message this year is simple – 2020’s been a terrible year.
"Don’t make it even worse by drink driving.
“There’s a good chance you will be caught, and if you are over the limit you will be prosecuted – there are no second chances."
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