SUSSEX Police have made a shocking 141 arrests since the Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers launched on 1 December.

They will continue to carry out checks across the county, any time of day, with two main aims:

• To educate people on the dangers of drink and drug-driving;

• To deal robustly with offenders.

A spokesperson said: “This is a dedicated campaign which is run in addition to our routine roads policing duties 365 days.

We’d also like to clarify that these checks will be specifically for this purpose; these are not covid-related checks.

Stay safe and remember, don’t ever get behind the wheel if you’ve consumed drink or drugs.”

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