Shipston man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after collision

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A Shipston man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving last weekend as part of a nation-wide 'Don't Drink and Drive' campaign by the police during the holiday season.

Police arrested a 29-year-old man from Shipston on suspicion of drink driving following a collision on the A429 in Tredington around 9.20pm on Friday December 4. He has since been released under investigation.

The Shipston man was one of a half dozen people arrested over the weekend and yesterday, Monday December 7 in South Warwickshire as part of the police campaign.

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Officers including patrol, safer neighbourhood team (SNT), Vehicle Crime Teams and OPU worked on the campaign by identifying and arresting drivers believed to be under the influence of drink or drugs.

Warwickshire Police is publicising arrests made during December for drink or drug driving as a way of demonstrating how officers are being proactive in targeting people suspected of drink or drug driving. This is part of a campaign aimed at changing people’s behaviour and reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads.

Officers are also asking the public to provide intelligence about anyone they believe may be drink or drug driving in Warwickshire to police by dialling 101 or 999 if a suspected offence is in progress. Reports can also be made anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.