Christmas drink-driving figures in Burnley and Pendle

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Forty-eight people in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale were caught drink driving by police over the festive period.

Officers carried out 2,844 breath tests in Pennine Division as part of Lancashire Constabulary’s annual Christmas drink-drive campaign.

Of those, 48 were positive or were refused by drivers. A total of 221 drink-drivers were caught across the county as part of the campaign.

Chief Insp. Debbie Howard said: “It is pleasing to see the number of people drink-driving on Lancashire’s roads has reduced. I hope that the message is getting through to people that drink-driving is extremely dangerous and the consequences are high.

“221 people caught drink-driving is still too many though. We are not complacent and will continue to carry out regular enforcement to take action against those who continue to break the law.”