MORE motorists were caught drink driving in West Yorkshire over Christmas, new figures revealed today .
Police arrested 420 for being over the legal alcohol limit in December, an increase of 100 on the previous year.
And 25 arrests were also made in connection with driving while unfit through drugs.
In Kirklees, of the 500 drivers breathalysed, 68 gave positive results and were arrested.
Sgt Danny Groiser, in charge of Huddersfield traffic police said: "The high number of tests represents significant efforts by Kirklees officers to support this campaign and the positive results were all potential fatal collisions waiting to happen."
A further nine drivers were arrested for being unfit through drink.
Insp Russell Clark, of West Yorkshire road policing unit, said: "We take drug and drink-driving very seriously throughout the year and not just during the Christmas period.
"We are concerned to see a big increase in the number of failed tests and we will continue to vigorously enforce the law."
Nationally the number of people caught drink-driving during the Christmas fell according to the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Figures show a slight fall in the number of people caught drunk behind the wheel even though more breath tests than ever before were carried out.
In total 145,867 were tested and 9,658 (6.6%) were positive.