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Suffolk Constabulary arrest 162 in 'Not the Usual Suspects' Christmas campaign

By Newsdesk Bury

More drug-drivers were arrested than those under the influence of alcohol in Suffolk Constabulary's Christmas crackdown.

Throughout December, the force carried-out their 'Not the Usual Suspects' campaign - highlighted by a poster showing a diverse range of arrested individuals, in a parody of the 1995 Kevin Spacey film.

In 31 days, officers completed 772 breath tests for alcohol, with 72 providing positive readings, and 183 drug tests - which 76 people failed.

Not the usual suspects poster (6833542)
Not the usual suspects poster (6833542)

In total the police arrested 162, compared to 151 in the previous year's campaign.

Specific time slots were given at local magistrates' courts, so those caught could lose their licence within 24 hours.

A statement read: "More drivers tested positive for drugs than alcohol, a concern, but also a reflection of our ability to carry out roadside tests."

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