Posted: Mon 29th Jun 2020

Police issue warning to drink and drug drivers after series of arrests in North Wales over weekend

North Wales news and information

Police have issued a warning to anyone thinking of getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol after making a series of arrests over the weekend.

Officers published a long list of locations in North Wales where drivers were stopped and gave a positive reading, including Llanfairpwll, Towyn, Trefor, Conwy, Abergwyngregyn and Llanddulas.

Arrests were also made in Llandudno, Bangor, Abergele, Maentwrog, Bodelwyddan and Bontnewydd.

Some are now waiting for the results of further tests, while others have been charged and will have to explain their actions in court.

Police said: “Needless to say this behaviour is extremely worrying and disappointing.

“We have a zero tolerance for this type of offending so we will continue to proactively stop and arrest people who risk their own lives and the lives of innocent people.

“Think about the effects a drink or drug driving conviction will have on you and your family, the shame and ruin that it can and does bring.”

If you suspect that someone is driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs contact North Wales Police on 101 or via the live web chat.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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