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Report drink and drug driving

Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs can impair the ability to drive safely.

Before contacting us, make sure you have as many of the following details as possible:

  • Person’s name and address
  • Vehicle model and registration number
  • What the person has drunk or what drugs you believe the person has taken

Immediate danger

If you believe someone is currently driving under the influence of drink or drugs, call 999.

To anonymously report a suspected drink or drugs driver

What happens if I am caught drink or drug driving?

If you are caught drink or drug driving, you will be disqualified. You will also receive a minimum 12-month driving ban, a criminal record, and a fine of up to £5,000.

If you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving

You will be asked to provide a sample of breath at the roadside. If you fail this test, you will be arrested and taken to the police station where you will need to provide two further breath samples.

It is a criminal offence to refuse to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for the purposes of analysis.

If you are stopped on suspicion of drug driving

Officers can assess whether you have taken drugs by asking you to comply with a preliminary roadside drug test or through evidence of impairment.

Should you provide a positive result on a roadside drug wipe, or we have evidence of impairment at the time of driving, you will be arrested.

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