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50 per cent rise in festive drink drive arrests

Drink driving arrests doubled over the festive period - something that's been dubbed "worrying" by the police.

12 people were locked up between December 1st and January 4th - it's a 50 per cent rise compared to the same timeframe last year. 
 
Seven motorists are going through the criminal justice system - four are awaiting further action and one driver has been released without charge. 
 
Police say a number of the arrests were made as a result of tip-offs from the public who they've thanked for their vigilance - Sergeant Steven Lapsley is in charge of the Roads Policing Unit:
 

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