Dozens of people have been caught drink driving by West Yorkshire police over the festive period – with three people stopped in Kirklees on Christmas Day.

But police are hopeful the number of people charged during the festive crackdown will be less than last year.

By December 23, 123 charges of drink or drug driving had been brought against people in West Yorkshire. The total for the month of December last year was 183.

Those charged with driving while over the prescribed limit after being caught on Christmas Day include a 28-year-old woman stopped in Rydale Drive, Dalton, Huddersfield, at 7pm, a 59-year-old man, stopped in Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, at 3pm, and a 22-year-old man stopped in Bywell Road, Dewsbury, in the early hours.

West Yorkshire Police are supporting this year’s national Christmas drink driving campaign by encouraging the public to ‘dob in a drink or drug driver’.

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The Force is once again detailing each charge made against those suspected of drink or drug driving throughout December, revealing details including the age, gender, town or city the driver is from, as well as the time and location they were arrested.

A number of the incidents recorded so far this December took place across Kirklees.

A 17-year-old man was stopped on Christmas Eve in Woodhead Road, Holmfirth, and other incidents include charges against people stopped in Longwood Gate, Huddersfield; Albert Street, Lockwood; Woodhead Road, Berry Brow; Glebe Street, Marsh; Alder Street, Fartown; Woodhead Road, Honley, and Armitage Road, Armitage Bridge.

Last year police charged 153 men and 30 women, which was a drop on the 189 people charged in 2013.