More than 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on drink and drug drivers in Kent, police have said.

Kent Police run a summer enforcement campaign to target motorists who use the roads despite being over the limit of drink and drugs.

Police focus on drivers who recklessly drink and drug drive at high risk locations.

Officers have arrested 142 people in the last month for drink driving, and 29 for driving after using drugs.

Chief Inspector Peter Steenhuis from Kent Police’s roads policing unit said: "I am pleased that our officers have been able to stop a number of irresponsible drivers from potentially causing harm on Kent’s roads.

"Drivers should never get behind the wheel if they have had alcohol or are under the influence of controlled drugs as they significantly increase the chances of harming themselves and others.

"Getting a drink or drug driving conviction could cost you your driving licence, and perhaps even your job, but worse still you could be responsible for causing someone serious injury or death.

"There is no safe amount of alcohol to have in your system when driving, so if you plan to have an alcoholic drink you should make alternative arrangements to get home."

The campaign is run during the summer months as there is generally more traffic in Kent.

Kent County Council Road Safety Team Leader Vicky Harvey said: "Just one drink can increase the chances of having a crash, sometimes with tragic consequences for you, anyone you hit and their families.

"Likewise with drugs – it’s not just illegal but it will impair your driving ability.

"The message is simple - if you’re driving, don’t drink and don’t take drugs."