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Arrests made in Wyre Forest drink-driving crackdown
7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014 in News
A NUMBER of Wyre Forest motorists have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving during a police crackdown.
The arrests were made last weekend with two of the three Wyre Forest drivers stopped charged and given dates to appear in court.
A 24-year-old Kidderminster man was arrested in Kidderminster Road, Bewdley, last Saturday evening and will be appearing before Kidderminster magistrates on Thursday, February 27, charged with failing to provide a specimen.
Another Kidderminster man, 57, was arrested on Birmingham Road in the town during the early hours of Saturday morning and will appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 27, charged with driving with excess alcohol.
Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Stourport man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the town on Sunday but no further action was taken against them.
West Mercia Police spt Kevin Purcell said: "We have arrests for drink driving most weekends but to arrest 11 in north Worcestershire in one weekend is exceptional.
"Some of those arrested were breathalysed because they were speeding or driving erratically, while others were stopped during routine checks.
"Those found guilty of drink driving are very likely to lose their licenses for at least a year, may lose their jobs if they have to drive for work, will face increased insurance premiums when they regain their licenses and may face problems travelling to certain countries, including the USA."
He added cracking down on drink-driving 24 hours a day, seven days a week was a top priority for the force this year.
"We hope the weekend's arrests drive home that message and make people think twice about going over the limit," he said.
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