The first five drink drivers are to be revealed as part of the T&C’s campaign to name and shame festive offenders.
Nine people recorded a positive breath test after being stopped by Beds police between December 1 and December 6.
Of those, five people have already been charged.
Niki Meadows, aged 29, from Hillary Rise, Arlesey
Kamil Emanowicz, aged 27, from Southville Road, Bedford
Jamie Croft, 28, Chiltern Drive, Rickmansworth, Herts
Darausz Krajewski, 37, Bishopscote Road, Luton
Javed Iqbal, 53, Atherstone Road, Luton
The Times and Citizen will continue to publish updates of names and address as future offenders are caught.
We vowed earlier this month to join forces with police in Bedford and name and shame every single motorist foolish enough to drink and drive this Christmas.
As part of the force’s Think December campaign, officers will be carrying out extra spot checks to catch culprits during the danger time – particularly people returning from office parties or festive nights out.
Police are also urging people to call them on 101 to report offenders or people driving erratically.
Jane Aspin from the Roads Policing Unit said: “We want to remind motorists that drink driving simply isn’t worth the risk and the consequences might not only ruin your Christmas but the rest of your life. To be safe motorists should avoid drinking alcoholic drinks when they are driving and if they do drink, ensure they wait a suitable amount of time before driving.”
She added: “Drinking before driving has life-changing consequences and we would like to encourage everyone to report anyone they believe is drinking by calling us on 101. You may just save a life.”
Anybody caught driving under the influence of drink or drugs faces a hefty fine, a ban and a prison sentence.