A SPATE of drink and drug driving arrests have been made across Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd over Halloween.

As North Wales Police's roads policing unit officers prepare for the forthcoming Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive campaign, motorists are being reminded that they will continue to crack down on those caught driving whilst under the influence ahead of the festive period.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on the A55 near Llangefni on Thursday, October 31 after being witnessed speeding. He also failed the roadside breath test and was charged and bailed to appear before Caernarfon Magistrates on November 18.

A further drug drive arrest was also made in Abergele on the same night where a 37-year-old man failed the roadside drugs test after testing positive for cocaine. He has since been released under investigation pending the results of further tests.

A 59-year-old woman was arrested in Pwllheli on the morning of Thursday 31 after failing the roadside breath test. Officers had received information that she may be driving whilst under the influence so they went looking for her. She was charged and will appear before Caernarfon Magistrates on November 14th.

Other drink and drug drive arrests have been made this week in Rhyl, Bodelwyddan, Llandudno, Trawsfynydd, Caernarfon, Porthmadog and Bangor.

Temporary Sergeant Darren Newby, of the roads policing unit, said: “Despite our repeated warnings regarding the dangers of drink and drug driving, people are still choosing to risk their own lives and the lives of other road users by taking to the roads whilst under the influence.

“Our Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign will soon be underway where we will continue in our efforts to change driver behaviour in order to make our roads safer. We do act on information given to us and urge anybody who may have information about individuals driving whilst under the influence to contact us.

“People need to realise the consequences of their actions. A drink or drug driving conviction can be devastating, with significant criminal, personal, financial, social and employment consequences.

“Driving with excess alcohol or under the influence of drugs is not just a criminal offence but also completely unacceptable which puts lives at risk. We will continue to target those breaking the law as part of daily policing. Please heed the warning.”

If you have information relating to someone you think is driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please contact North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.