Drivers face morning breath tests
Police have warned motorists that drink-driving checks will be carried out at all times of day - including first thing in the morning - as they launch a new summer campaign to target people who are over the limit.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said its campaign will also target motorists who take drugs before getting behind the wheel.
It will run the operation throughout the whole of June, with a similar campaign in the same month last year having stopped 88,629 motorists for a breath test, 6.1% of whom either tested positive or refused the test.
Car insurance customers may wish to note the advice of ACPO's drink and drug-driving head, Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, who said "there is no excuse for driving under the influence, even if you think it's a short drive".
The deputy chief constable added: "Not only are you risking your own life, but the lives of your passengers as well as other innocent motorists or pedestrians."
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