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Police crack down on drink drivers
THREE drink-drivers were arrested in Evesham in less than two hours at the weekend.
They were arrested in the small hours of Sunday morning, April 1, after being stopped by police officers and failing breath tests.
And police in the town are warning other drivers, that they will not hesitate in arresting and charging anyone who supplies a positive breath test.
The first arrest was at 1.15am, when a 32-year-old man from Halesowen was arrested on the A46 after a member of the public reported a vehicle being driven erratically on the road. His roadside breath test was nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
At 1.50am, an Evesham man, aged 25, was arrested in Castle Street after being spotted driving a car erratically; he provided a roadside test nearly twice the legal limit.
And at 2.50am, a 44-year-old man, also from Evesham, was arrested in Cooper's Lane after officers saw him driving too fast along Waterside. His roadside sample read as being more than twice the legal limit.
All three have been charged with drink-driving and are due to appear in Worcester Magistrates' Court later this month.
Sergeant Pete Nightingale from Evesham said: "These three arrests were within the space of less than two hours and demonstrate that we are routinely stopping and catching drink-drivers.
"I hope the three men's forthcoming appearance in court will be a strong deterrent to anyone thinking of drinking and driving in Evesham, or anywhere else in the West Mercia Police area.
"We will arrest and prosecute people for driving while drunk. You are putting yourself and other road users in danger and we will not tolerate such irresponsible and selfish behaviour."