Police name Weston-super-Mare people charged with drink-driving in June

PUBLISHED: 08:50 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:17 21 July 2017

Operation Tonic saw more than 100 people arrested for drink-driving in June.

Operation Tonic saw more than 100 people arrested for drink-driving in June.

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Police arrested more than 100 people for drink-driving in June and they have named those who have been charged.

As part of its Operation Tonic campaign in June, Avon and Somerset Constabulary arrested 108 people.

Police have now named 25 people who have been charged with a drink or drug-driving offence.

Of those two people are from Weston-super-Mare: Antonia Rodrigues, of Flamingo Crescent, and Tomas Rydal, of Ellingborough Court.

The force’s head of road safety chief inspector Kevan Rowlands said: “The people we arrested have put lives at risk by choosing to drive with alcohol or drugs in their system.

“Some of the people arrested are clearly dealing with difficult situations in their lives.

“If you know someone who is coping by using alcohol or drugs and still driving then please reach out to them and get them to stop before they add a drink drive arrest or the trauma of a collision to their problems.

MORE: “The day I got arrested for drink-driving”.

“The response of the public over the Operation Tonic period shows that the vast majority of people know this is wrong and are willing to help us bring people to justice.

“Our work doesn’t end with the Tonic campaign and we will continue to act on information received from the public to ensure that the small minority of people who continue to drive over the limit are arrested and put before the courts.”

The force is urging people to call 999 if they know someone who is drink driving.

MORE: Dad warns others to ‘learn from his mistake’ after drink-driving crash left him paralysed and two dead.

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