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Drug Driving March 2015 - March 2016

Question

1. How many people have been arrested with ‘Driver under the influence of drugs’ between 2nd March 2015 – 2nd March 2016.
2. How many people have been charged with ‘Driver under the influence of drugs’ between 2nd March 2015 – 2nd March 2016.

3. How many people have been arrested with ‘Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle’ between 2nd March 2015 – 2nd March 2016.

4. How many people have been charged with ‘Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle’ between 2nd March 2015 – 2nd March 2016.

5. How many had a Positive Breath test between the 2nd of March 2015 – 2nd March 2016?

6. How many refused a Breath test?

Answer

Please note driver under the influence of drugs is covered by the two below offences:

  • Drive motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit
  • Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

Please find the information to answer questions 1 to 4 in the table below:

Offence

Arrests

Charges

Drive motor   vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified   limit

39

21

Drive a   vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

60

17

Drunk in   charge of a motor vehicle

124

84

5. A total of 1,864 people had a positive breath test from 2nd of March 2015 to 2nd March 2016.

6. A total 232 people refused a breath test in the same period.

FOI Ref: 465/16

Date of Request: 25.03.16