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Police crackdown on drink-driving

More than 50 people have been caught drink-driving in Leicestershire three weeks into a summer campaign.

Since 1 June, 50 men and five women have been found to be over the drink-drive limit when stopped by officers from Leicestershire Police.

A total of 812 drivers have been breathalysed since the start of the campaign, with 33% of those found over the limit under the age of 25.

All those found guilty of breaking the law face a 12-month driving ban.

John Budulis, a road safety officer from Leicestershire Police, said: "The majority of these drivers were caught between 2200 BST and 0400 BST, as you would expect.

"However, three were caught between 0600 BST and 0800 BST and a further 10 drivers between 1400 BST and 2000 BST. It's important to remember that you could still be over the legal alcohol limit the morning after the night before."

Mr Budulis added that a criminal conviction, 12-month driving ban or fines of up to 5,000 were "a high price to pay for a few drinks".

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