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Arrests for Drink Driving Offences July 15 - February 16

Question

Q1. The number of road accidents, broken down per month, from July 2015 until February 2016.

Q2. The number of people arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, broken down per month, from July 2015 until February 2016, in relation to those accidents.

Q3. The number of people arrested in total for drink-driving offences, broken down per month, from July 2015 until February 2016.

Answer

Q1. Please find the number of injury collisions recorded in the table below. Please note that this does not include non-injury collisions where police attendance was not required.

Month/Year

Collisions

July 2015

             260

August 2015

                  233

September 2015

276

October 2015

251

November 2015

275

December 2015

210

January 2016

224

February 2016

194

Q2. Please see the table below for the number of drivers who have been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. Please note that these figures do not correlate directly to the figures provided in response to question 1. The below figures relate to drivers who exceeded the drink drive limit or who failed to provide a specimen for drink drive, following a road traffic collision.

Month/Year

Arrested on suspicion of drink driving

July 2015

3

August 2015

11

September 2015

29

October 2015

20

November 2015

15

December 2015

14

January 2016

21

February 2016

13

Q3. Please see the table below for the number of people arrested for drink-driving.

Month/Year

Number of Arrests for drink-driving

July 2015

149

August 2015

135

September 2015

119

October 2015

135

November 2015

136

December 2015

165

January 2016

143

February 2016

102

FOI reference: 1021/16.
Date of request: 06.08.16.