Arrests for drink-driving increase

FEWER drivers were breathalysed in the Dispatch district and Nottinghamshire over Christmas, police have revealed.

But more motorists were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

From December 1 last year to January 1 this year, 1,864 drivers were tested — a big drop on the 3,501 the previous year.

But 152 arrests were made by the police — seven more than the previous year — with 45 of those involved in crashes.