Drink driving

Title: ACPO Summer 2013 Drink Drive Campaign Results

Organisation: ACPO
Date uploaded: 12th August 2013
Date published/launched: July 2013

This nationwide police operation to tackle drink and drug driving found that the percentage of those failing breath tests has fallen, despite officers carrying out nearly 18,000 more tests compared with 2012.

This nationwide police operation to tackle drink and drug driving found that the percentage of those failing breath tests has fallen, despite officers carrying out nearly 18,000 more tests compared with 2012.

The ACPO anti-drink and drug driving campaign ran throughout June 2013 and tasked officers across the country with breathalysing more drivers.

A total of 100,892 drivers were tested, compared with 83,224 in June 2012. Out of those, a total of 5,170 failed the test last month, while 4,857 failed in June 2012.

The campaign was aimed at tackling those under 25 and day-time drinkers who were attending barbeques or weekend events. There was a slight drop in the number of drivers under 25 who failed, from 1,327 in June 2012 to 1,290 last June.

The number of those arrested after officers carried out a Field Impairment Test (FIT) for drugs fell from 63 in June 2012 to 59 this year.

For more information contact:
Jason Lavan, ACPO Press Office
T: 020 7084 8946/47/48

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