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Two arrests following the launch of drink drive campaign

CMPG officers have today (2 December) arrested two motorists on suspicion of drink-driving.

The arrests come as our drink drive campaign launched this weekend, which sees a crackdown on motorists who get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The first arrest took place at around 8am this morning after officers observed the driver of a BMW X5 driving along the M42 Southbound without a front wheel or back tyre before colliding with the crash barrier.

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The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to provide a specimen.

Just a couple of hours later, a silver KA was also spotted driving without a front tyre in Great Barr. The car was safely brought to a stop by traffic cops and a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving.

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Both men remain in police custody.

Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is a dangerous cocktail which can tragically cost lives.

Find out more about how we’re cracking down on motorists who get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the run up to Christmas here.