Between 1st December 2018 and 1st January 2019, a total of 20 people were arrested by Police; 11 for drink driving and 9 for drug driving. Operation Holly – the name for the crackdown operation across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the Thames Valley – caught 29 drivers the previous year.
Sergeant Rob Heard, Road Safety lead for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“This year we have been very intelligence-led and worked closely with our partners from other organisations to help remind people of the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.
“Our message is simple – don’t mix drink or drugs with driving, they may stay longer in your system than you think – it’s not worth the risk. Such behaviour on our roads has far-reaching effects not just for the impaired driver, but for any innocent road users affected by their destructive decisions.”