Police yesterday blamed a hard core of motorists yesterday for ignoring their "Have none for the road" advice and raising the Christmas drink- driving figures.
One of the worst areas was Wiltshire where 20 per cent of those breath- tested after accidents were positive. The number of positive tests by Essex police showed a rise compared with last year, and police in Staffordshire were "moderately disappointed" after 70 drivers over the limit.
Inspector Les Dyble said: "There are still a hard core of drivers out on the roads who seem to have no regard for the consequences of this anti- social behaviour."
Drivers appear to have listened to the message in Scotland where the number of motorists failing the seasonal tests dropped to barely one in every 200 tested.Reuse content