North Wales Police have issued a warning to the motoring public after eight people were arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving between last Friday morning and Sunday evening.
Over the weekend arrests were made in Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Bethesda, Llangefni, Corwen and Llandudno. The drug drive arrests were made after some motorists tested positive for cannabis or cocaine at the roadside.
Inspector Gareth Jones from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Only a few days after we launched our Summer Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign, once again we are having to issue a warning to people regarding the dangers of dink and drug driving.
“Despite our repeated messages people are still being reckless and risking their own lives and the lives of other road users by choosing to take to the roads whilst under the influence.”
Between 1st January and 31st May this year North Wales Police have made 352 drink drive and 304 drug drive arrests across the region.
Inspector Jones added: “Driving with excess alcohol or under the influence of drugs is not just a criminal offence but also completely unacceptable. We will continue to target those breaking the law as part of daily policing.”
If you have information relating to someone you think is driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please contact North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.