Lighthouse Family: LiftediTunesAmazon

Over 140 motorists arrested for drink or drug driving in Thames Valley

Drink Driving

7:57am 24th December 2016

Over 140 motorists have been arrested so far as part of Thames Valley Police's Operation Holly.

Police are warning drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs that they will be caught and face serious consequences.

Between the 1st and 15th December this year the police have made:

  • 117 arrests for drink offences.
  • 30 arrests for drugs offences.
  • Five arrests for failing to provide a specimen offences.

Supt Simon Dodds, Head of the Joint Roads Policing Unit, said:

"Driving under the influence is a deliberate act. It is never an accident.

"If you are going out and plan to be having a drink, remove the temptation: leave your keys at home and arrange a lift.

"If you know somebody is driving under the influence - it could even be your friends or family - tell us so we can put a stop to it before it is too late."

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates


No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Please log in to comment on this page.

Suggested articles
Drink Driving

Five charged with drink driving on one street

They were all allegedly above the limit on Saturday night

Thames Valley Police

Chat to Thames Valley Police about joining them

They've set up a web chat which will be live for 3 hours in total today.

Most read

Two people stabbed in Wycombe

Police are linking two attacks this afternoon


Woman raped in Aylesbury

The victim, in her 20s, is being supported by specialist police officers

Newer article

Walks tackling loneliness, even on Christmas Day!

Local: There are over 70 Simply Walks groups going on, mostly attracting older people who are often lonely.

Older article

Family's presents stolen from under Christmas tree

Local: Cash and bank cards were also taken from the Buckingham family.

Top articles

Eleven burglaries in one weekend

Local: That's just across Aylesbury Vale and police have issued a warning

DUP and Conservatives make confidence and supply deal

National: The DUP has signed a deal with the Conservatives to support Theresa May's minority government.

HS2: 'It's Stolen My Time & Things I'd Promised Myself For 40 Years'

Local: Stan Mason is 79 and has been fighting the High Speed route for over 6 years. We wanted to see how that's affected him

Was Ed Sheeran worthy of The Pyramid Stage?

Showbiz: Glastonbury's finale saw Ed Sheeran and his guitar climb the most iconic stage in the world - and it was always going to divide people.

England v South Africa: Dawid Malan fires on debut as hosts win series

Sport: England beat South Africa by 19 runs to win the final T20I in Cardiff and claim a 2-1 series win.

SpaceX completes two rocket missions in 48 hours

World: Space X has pulled off the successful launch and landing of two rockets in a weekend.

Cabinet reshuffle: Our MPs' roles

Local: Here's how the cabinet reshuffle today has affected our local MPs