Dramatic drink driving drop

Last updated 10:07 28/03/2014

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Police in South Auckland say drivers seem to be getting the message about not drinking and driving, after only 0.45 per cent of drivers stopped at weekend checkpoints were over the limit.

Counties Manukau police breath tested more than 5100 drivers last weekend and only 23 were found to have excess breath alcohol.

Counties Manukau Police District Commander Superintendent John Tims said it was a great result, and showed that people were "taking responsibility to ensure they are driving safely on our roads".

"Unfortunately 23 people caught over the limit is still 23 dangerous drivers who should not have been on the road.

"The highest reading we took over the weekend was over 1400mg of alcohol per litre of breath. We hope not to see this repeated this weekend," Tims said.

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