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Roadside Drug Tests (1)

Question

Q1. The number of roadside 'drugalyser' tests carried out since the drug-driving law came in on March 2 2015.  

Q2. Of those, the number of suspect drivers who recorded positive results.  

Please provide the information in monthly breakdowns, if possible, from March 2015 up until the date this request was received. 

Answer

Tri Force is a collaboration between Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police to provide Specialist Operational Services. This encompasses the specialisms of Firearms, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs.  

Tri Force began using the roadside tests around November/December and has only recently stated collating data centrally. The figures collated to date are as follows: 

Month

Drugs   Wipes tests conducted

Positive   results/Arrests

November   2015

23

6

December   2015

87

22

January   2016

34

20

February   2016

17

6

 

FOI Reference: 202/16