FOUR people from the Isle of Wight were arrested within five days of the launch of a new drink-drive campaign.
Police launched Operation Solar last Friday and four Island arrests were made on suspicion of drink driving in the first five days.
A further 32 arrests were made elsewhere across Hampshire, according to a police spokesman.
Supt Chris Brown, head of roads policing, said: "Getting behind the wheel after drinking may cost you your jobs, your relationships, your independence and the respect of others.
"Most importantly it could cost you your life or the life of someone who has the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"If you choose to drink and drive — and it is a choice — you face a driving ban, up to £5,000 in fines and a criminal record.
"There is no excuse for drink driving and our message is simple — don’t do it, it’s not worth the risk."
The campaign, which runs until September, targets individuals who police suspect of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, both on the way home from nights out and the morning after a heavy night.
This year's Operation Solar shows a 12 per cent decrease on the 41 arrests made during the same period in 2011.