More than 40 drivers were stopped and breathalysed in Ammanford as part of a recent drink-drive crackdown.

All those tested at the roadside in Ammanford on December 28 gave negative readings and were allowed to carry on with their journey.

Police said the exercise proved many drivers were not taking the risk of drink-driving over the festive period, but they were remaining vigilant to catch those that do chance it by driving under the influence.

PC Jade Probert, of Ammanford police, who took part in the operation, said: “The winter anti-drink and drug campaign has been continuing throughout the Christmas period until the new year where police focus on warning drivers that drink and drug-driving is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“If you drink or drug-drive, you significantly increase the risk of causing harm to yourself or others.

“It has a detrimental effect on a person’s ability to drive.”

Discussing the operation in Ammanford, she added: “On December 28 more than 40 cars were stopped and rivers breathalysed in a joint operation with an officer from Ammanford response and Road Policing Team.

“The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitre of breath and the highest reading taken was 11 microgrammes. There was one negative drug swipe taken during the evening.”

The force hope the operations and their message about not taking risks of drink-driving at any time of the year will hit home with drivers.

As well as the drink and drug-drive operations, officers across the force have been on the lookout for drivers who have not properly cleared ice from their vehicles windscreens before travelling early in the morning.

Ammanford police were among the teams on the lookout for drivers with inadequately cleared windscreens as ice and freezing temperature’s gripped Carmarthenshire and other parts of Wales during the last week on 2017.