North Yorkshire Police launch this year's Christmas operation to keep the road users of the region safe from drink and drug drivers today.

Op Attention will run throughout the festive period and up until 1 January 2018.

Sgt Andy Morton, from the Roads Policing Group said: “Every December we kick off Operation Attention with the hope that this year, the message has got through to drivers and we’ll see less instances of drink and drug driving and we’ll attend less collisions where alcohol or drugs are the cause.

“Unfortunately, in previous campaigns, our hopes are dashed early on, as we again see a number of drivers disregarding the advice and taking risks with their own safety and the safety of other road users.

“However, we remain resolute in our commitment to targeting these drivers and getting them off North Yorkshire’s roads."