POLICE in Derbyshire breathalysed 656 motorists and found 115 who were over the limit or refused to take part. The tests were carried out as part of the force’s annual crackdown on drink-driving.
Chief Inspector Steve Wilson said: “Our campaign was very much intelligence-led, allowing us to target drivers who persistently drink-drive rather than conducting mass-testing.
“We received 10 pieces of information from Crimestoppers about drink drivers and several people contacted police directly to pass on details of drivers they believed were drinking before getting behind the wheel.
“I want to thank everyone who came forward with information and I hope these figures show we take drink-driving seriously.”
Chief Insp Wilson said he was disappointed so many people failed breath tests during the campaign.
He added: “I am dismayed so many people disregarded police advice and flouted the law by drink-driving and posing a risk to other road users.”