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Over 100 drink-drive arrests

PUBLISHED: 10:07 17 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:02 22 October 2010

More than 100 people have been arrested in connection with drink driving offences during the first month of Norfolk police's summer campaign.

More than 100 people have been arrested in connection with drink driving offences during the first month of Norfolk police's summer campaign.

Between May 12 and June 12, 113 arrests were made, with 2,479 negative breath tests.

The campaign focuses on the death of 17-year-old Mark Aldred, who died in August 2004 after driving a car while twice the legal drink drive limit and crashing it in Norwich.

His friends at Heartsease High School XL Club designed a poster to warn others of the dangers from drink-driving, which is currently featuring on 30 bus routes across Norfolk. The campaign is lasting throughout the summer months and Chief Insp Mick Kirkham said: "People are always very aware of the Christmas campaign but in the summer there is a tendency to drink at barbecues and social occasions such as the World Cup."

The drink-drive freephone hotline, 0800 835835 - which allows concerned members of the public to report people they suspect are drinking and driving to police - received 179 calls. People can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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