A senior Richmondshire police officer says he is considering posting the names of motorists arrested and charged for drink driving this Christmas.
Inspector Martin Metcalfe says his officers are “breathalysing as many motorists as we have the power to do so for the foreseeable in Richmondshire”.
He added: “So far, our results have been fantastic within Richmondshire, so please let’s keep this up.
“I will be releasing our exact figures next week which I know a lot of you will be interested to see.
“I will also be strongly considering naming those that have been arrested and charged, if any.”
Insp Metcalfe said he had “lots of eyes and ears within Richmondshire” and was hearing that more people than usual were sharing lifts and making the correct decision which he said was great news.
However, he added: “I am still however getting some information that some are taking the risk so will be acting on that.
“Last Sunday we carried out 27 breath tests in one shift and this will continue, so please bear in mind although we cannot be everywhere, we can be anywhere at any time.”