DRINK drivers have been 'shopped' to the police in Huddersfield over Christmas and the New Year.
Police have clamped down on drink drivers throughout the area - helped by good information from people fed-up of seeing motorists drinking and driving.
Six were arrested on suspicion of being over the drink drive limit between 2am and 4.40am on New Year's Day alone.
And many others were arrested during December after they were involved in accidents.
Police have repeated their warning that the never-ending campaign to catch drink drivers goes on in Huddersfield 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
But they are concerned about the numbers who gave positive breath tests after accidents.
Out of 93 accidents in the town from December 1 to January 1, 16 drivers blew over the limit while one more refused to take the test and was arrested.
Sgt Andy Addy, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: "This figure is disappointing and mirrors a rise in the number of people found over the limit after accidents across West Yorkshire.
"There are still people who drink and drive no matter what warnings we give out - and they include women and young men.
"Some of those caught in December will have been crashed into by others, but it is they who got arrested after a breath test."
Police in Huddersfield carried out 82 stop-checks for drink driving in December and found 24 motorists over the limit. Another person refused to take the test and was arrested too.
"We had some excellent tip-offs from the public with specific information about people who are drinking and driving," said Sgt Addy. "We would urge people to keep that vital intelligence information coming in."
All those caught face a minimum 12-month ban.
For some, a lost driving licence could cost them their jobs and livelihoods.
Across West Yorkshire the overall number of positive breath tests was down by just over one-fifth on last year from 182 to 143.
But the figures from West Yorkshire Police's Christmas drink-drive campaign - which ran from December 18 to January 2 - showed that the number of positive or refused tests after crashes had risen from 39 last year to 49 this year.
Insp Michael Green, of West Yorkshire Police's traffic support unit, said: "Even a small amount of alcohol impairs the driver's ability to function properly.
"We must stop being complacent. Everybody can be affected by drink driving and the only safe limit is zero."