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Last Updated: Monday, 10 December 2007, 12:55 GMT
Arrests in drink-drive campaign
A motorist is breathalysed
Last year 12 people were charged with drink-driving
Five motorists have been arrested in Jersey as part of the Christmas campaign to stop drink-driving.

One driver stopped at Queen's Road on Sunday was found to be three times over the legal limit.

More than 3,000 cars have been stopped since the start of the police campaign at the beginning of December.

Officers from the States of Jersey Police and the Honorary Police are carrying out road checks around the island throughout December.

About 5,000 beer mats with the Crimestoppers logo and number are being distributed to venues around the island to encourage people to call if they see a suspected drunk driver.

Last year, 12 people were charged with drink-driving after the Christmas campaign and more than 9,000 cars were checked by officers.

A spokesman said: "More people are out celebrating and we aim to combat the increased likelihood of people drinking and driving by having road checks every day and at all times of day."


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