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Marlow man, 77, oldest arrested in drink-driving crackdown
4:40pm Saturday 30th June 2012 in News
A PENSIONER in Marlow was the oldest of 182 people arrested by police across Thames Valley in a major drink-driving crackdown.
The 77-year-old man was arrested in the town on suspicion of the offence on June 21, officials said.
The 182 arrests are part of a summer drink-drive campaign, which comprised 142 men and 40 women.
The average age of those arrested was 34.
In total, 104 of the 182 arrested have been charged, with 42 bailed and 36 released with no further action.
59 were made in Buckinghamshire.
This year’s campaign arrests show a 16 per cent decrease on the 216 arrests made during the same period last year.
Superintendent Chris Brown said: "People still aren’t getting the message and yet we know drinking while over the limit is causing fatal collisions, we know that any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive and we know that if you’re caught drink-driving you will be banned from driving.
"We'll continue to target drink drivers hard and get them before the courts whenever we can."