HAMPSHIRE police arrested and charged 225 motorists with drink-drive related offences during the festive period last month.

The figure is 19 per cent less than for the same time the previous year - but the county's police chiefs say it is still not good enough.

They also point out that the number of people injured in road accidents during the Christmas-New Year period totalled 215 compared to 171 the previous year.

Police road safety inspector Peter Hughes said: "Despite the 19 per cent decrease too many people are still driving after consuming alcohol. This is a very serious matter."

He warned that the police would continue to target drink-drivers even though the Christmas campaign had ended. "All drivers involved in collisions will be breath tested," he said.