A number of arrests relating to drink and drug driving have been made over the weekend by officers from the Roads Policing Unit.
A 55-year-old woman was arrested yesterday evening (Sunday, January 24) following a damage-only collision on the A483 in Rossett, Wrexham. She has since been charged with drink driving and bailed to appear before Wrexham Magistrates on February 10th.
Four people were also arrested between Friday and Saturday after failing the roadside drugs swipe test. The arrests were made in the Rhostyllen, Bangor, Mold and Caernarfon areas. All four have been released on police bail pending further test results.
A 29-year-old man has also been charged with drink driving after being stopped by officers in the Rhyl area on Saturday. He will appear before Prestatyn Magistrates on February 8th.
And a 25-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving after being stopped by officers in the Caernarfon area on Saturday. She will appear before Caernarfon Magistrates on February 8th.
On Friday evening a 23-year-old man was arrested by officers in the Llandudno Junction area and has since been charged with driving whilst disqualified, no insurance and using a mobile phone whilst driving. He has been bailed to appear before Llandudno Magistrates on February 9th.
Inspector Martin Best from North Wales Police’ Roads Policing Unit said: “It is disappointing that a small minority of people are still intent on ignoring our messages. North Wales Police are fully committed to help make the roads safer for all and will continue to target those who endanger their own lives and the lives of others.”
“We have a robust strategy around enforcing the Fatal 5 offences which includes drink and drug driving. We continue to target those who continue to endanger the lives of innocent road users. Anyone who is considering driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs should know that we will be out and about waiting.”
Anybody who may have information relating to drink or drug drivers is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.