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Drink and Drug Driving 2010-2020

Date of request: February 8, 2021
Reference: 168/21

Request

For the period from 01.01.10 to 31.12.20 broken down into calendar years.

  • Number of arrests for S4 (1) (2) RTA 88 (Driving or attempting to drive or in charge of a motor vehicle, whilst unfit through drink or drugs).
  • Number of persons charged for S4 (1) and (2) RTA 88

For points 3 and 4 this is for the period from 02.03.15 to 31.12.20 again broken down into calendar years

  • Number of arrests for S5a RTA 88 (Driving or attempting to drive or in charge of a motor vehicle with a specified controlled drug in the blood or urine in excess of the specified limit for that drug).
  • Number of persons charged for S5a RTA 88.

Response

Due to a change in our recording system in November 2015 we are unable to provide you with any information prior to this date. The figures provided for 2015 will only include information for the months of November and December of that year.

Please find below the information we have identified as relevant to your request

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Drink Driving Arrests
Attempt to drive motor vehicle – alcohol level above limit 3 1 2
Attempt to drive vehicle whilst unfit through drink 2 1 1
Drive motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit 155 1284 1273 1412 1444 1287
Drive whilst unfit through drink 23 178 166 188 235 203
In charge of motor vehicle – alcohol level above limit 14 116 88 94 76 76
In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drink 1 10 15 53 58 66
Drink Driving – Charges
Attempt to drive motor vehicle – alcohol level above limit 2 1
Attempt to drive vehicle whilst unfit through drink 1
Drive motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit 113 951 905 1044 944 845
Drive whilst unfit through drink 7 43 46 28 33 11
In charge of motor vehicle – alcohol level above limit 9 74 52 54 40 45
In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drink 4 4 20 18 18

 

 

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Drug Driving – Arrests
Aid abet the driving of a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit
Attempt to drive a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit 2 1 1
Attempt to drive vehicle whilst unfit through drugs 4 1 1
Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs 11 94 96 142 224 344
Drive motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit 7 117 150 173 299 497
In charge of a motor vehicle with proportion of specified controlled drug above specified limit 5 4 6 10 6
In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs 14 6 18 32 56
Drug Driving – Charges
Drive a vehicle whilst unfit through drugs 5 27 11 19 9 13
Drive motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit 4 51 32 14 29 23
In charge of a motor vehicle with proportion of specified controlled drug above specified limit 2 1 2 1
In charge of vehicle whilst unfit through drugs 3 2 1 2 3

 

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