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50 per cent rise in drink-drive arrests

Christmas campaign sees 12 arrests

Police say they saw a fifty per cent rise in the number of people arrested for drink driving over the festive period compared to last year.

Last Christmas, eight people were arrested and five charged – this year, 12 people were arrested.

Head of the Island’s roads policing unit Sergeant Steven Lapsley says of those, two were charged with failing to provide a specimen, five with drink-driving and four released on bail.

He says extra officers were out on the Island’s roads this year:

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