Drink-drive warning ahead of Euro 2012 match

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POLICE have warned motorists across England’s largest county that they will be intensifying patrols in a drink-driving crackdown ahead of England’s crunch Euro 2012 quarter final.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police have arrested 67 drivers suspected of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs after the summer enforcement campaign was launched on June 1.

Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, who is heading the operation, warned officers will be out in force on Sunday when England play Italy in the quarter finals of the football tournament. The campaign has seen more than 1,500 drivers breathalysed and a fast-track court system to ensure drink and drug drivers are removed from the roads has already seen 19 people banned.

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