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Drug Driving Stats Jan 2013 - Feb 2016

Question

Q1.) How many motorists in your force area were charged with driving under the influence of drugs in 2013, 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016 (Jan – Feb). Please provide a breakdown for each year.

Q2.) Can you please provide a breakdown of the different substances/drugs that motorists were caught using whilst driving in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016 (Jan – Feb). Please provide a breakdown for each year.

Q3.) If possible, please further categorise these for type of drugs, including illegal, prescription or over the counter medication.

Answer

2016 (January – February)

Offence

Number

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

3

Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

2

TOTAL

5

Drugs cited

Number

Cannabis

4

Cocaine

1

2015

Offence

Number

Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

18

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

12

In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

3

TOTAL

33

Drugs cited

Count

Not Stated

13

Cannabis

9

Cocaine

5

Alprazolam

1

Amphetamine & Cannabis

1

Cannabis & Heroin

1

Cannabis, Cocaine & Heroin

1

Heroin

1

Ketamine & Diazepam

1

2014

Offence

Number

Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

32

In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

8

TOTAL

40

Drugs cited

Count

Not Stated

27

Cannabis

4

Mephedrone

3

Ketamine

2

Cocaine

1

Cannabis & amphetamine

1

Diazepam & methoxetamine

1

Heroin

1

2013

Offence

Number

Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

29

In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

5

Attempt to Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs

1

TOTAL

35

Drugs cited

Count

Not Stated

18

Ketamine

5

Cannabis

4

Mephedrone

2

Cocaine

1

Cannabis & Diazepam

1

Cocaine & Diazepam

1

Heroin, Crack, Cannabis

1

MDMA

1

MDMA, Amphetamine, Diazepam

1

 

FOI Ref: 340/16

Date of Request: 29.02.16