Police across the South Hams have been busy while most of us enjoy family and food in the comfort of our homes.

One man was arrested for drink driving for the fourth time, a man was arrested for assaulting his partner, officers assisted a man who had had an epileptic fit and a woman crashed into Bowcombe Bridge while twice the legal drink drive limit.

Overnight between Thursday and Friday, December 21-22, three people were arrested for drink driving after crashing their cars.

One of the people arrested, Richard Prior of Coastguard Cottages, Challaborough, had, that day, just been disqualified for drink driving for the third time, when he was arrested for the fourth. He has been sentenced to 10 weeks in prison.

A Kingsbridge officer posted on Facebook, saying: “If you continue to drink and drive you will get caught. You could lose your licence, job, home, friends, freedom, and sadly, you could take a life.

“Please if you’re going to have a drink, do not drive.”

Late on Christmas Eve officers were called to a domestic violence incident and a man was arrested for assaulting his partner.

An officer posted: “Domestic violence is a crime and will be dealt with robustly whether it’s Christmas day or any other.”

On Boxing Day, while most people were waking up late and looking forward to a lazy day and lots of leftovers, local police officers were dealing with uninsured drivers, drugs, and were helping ambulance crews with a man who had suffered an epileptic fit.

They were called by paramedics to Ropewalk at 4.30pm to assist with a patient who had fallen and banged his head and then suffered an epileptic fit. The male was confused and agitated. He was eventually taken to Torbay District Hospital to receive medical attention.

An officer posted: “We would like to offer our thanks to those who stopped to help at the scene by keeping the patient dry in the pouring rain and reassuring him until emergency services arrived on scene.”

In the early hours of Boxing Day, police stopped a vehicle which was being driven on the A381 at Totnes Cross.

It turned out that the driver had no insurance on the car so it was seized by police and towed away. When the occupants were searched, a “quantity of Class A and Class B drugs were discovered”, according to police. A officer said: “The drugs were seized and a male was reported to court for drugs and driving offences.”

Finally, a 21-year-old woman from Torcross was arrested after crashing her Vauxhall Astra into Bowcombe Bridge at around 3.20am. She was breathalysed at the scene and was found to be twice the legal limit. She was due to take her driving test on Wednesday morning.

There was also damage done to a car that police are appealing for information about. Between 2.50pm on Tuesday, December 19, and 9.45am Wednesday, December 20, a silver Suzuki Solero had all its panels damaged. If you have any information, contact the police on 101, quoting crime reference CR/110127/17.