MORE than 20 per cent of motorists who were stopped by cops were caught drink or drug driving during the festive season.

Cops pulled over 2965 people and carried out roadside tests as part of an annual campaign, which ran from December 1 2021, and January 3, 2022.

A total of 628 of those were caught drink or drug driving. 

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams said: “It is really disappointing to see that some people are still willing to take the risk of driving after consuming alcohol or drugs.

"Our campaign was intelligence-led, with a number of drivers reported to us by colleagues, friends or family.

"Please continue to alert us to concerning driving behaviour as drink/drug driving remains a priority for us throughout the year.

"Everyone has a part to play in reducing road casualties and your information helps our officers to act quickly to stop drivers who are selfishly putting lives at risk by driving after consuming alcohol or drugs.”