Essex boasts no drink-drivers

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Essex boasts no


Police forces are set to celebrate a successful Christmas drink-driving crackdown with a sharp fall in arrests in many areas.

In the Bocking division of Essex, which covers one-third of the county, none of 400 drivers stopped tested positive. In Scotland, from the beginning of December until last Saturday, 915 of 71,422 drivers tested were positive. A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said the figures showed self-restraint from many who must have been tempted to drive in the appalling weather conditions over Christmas when much public transport was at a standstill.