OFFICERS said they were disappointed to have to deal with a trio of drunk drivers.

Two of the drivers were said to have been twice over the drink-drive limit.

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Police told social media followers they had dealt with one drink-driver a day over the weekend.

On Friday, police were called to a crash on the A429. Alistar Whittard, 49, of Chippenham, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Police allege he had 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 35 microgrammes. Whittard is expected to appear in court on February 27.

A day later, officers were called to the junction of the B4042 and the B4696 Lydiard Plain outside Royal Wootton Bassett following reports of a crash. Alastar Walczak, 23, from Swindon, is said to have blown 53 when breathalysed by police. He is due in court on March 6.

On Sunday, Malmesbury woman Samantha Dyne, 37, was said to be twice over the limit when she was stopped in the town for speeding.

Police said they would continue to target those who drink and drive: “Please be aware: it’s not ‘If’ you are caught by the police for drink-driving. Its ‘when’.”