Title: 2015 All Wales Summer Drink Drug Drive Campaign Results

Organisation: Road Safety Wales
Date uploaded: 18th August 2015
Date published/launched: July 2015

In line with the combined figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, fewer breath tests were administered during the 2015 summer drink/drug drive campaign in Wales, but the percentage of positive tests increased slightly.

In total, during the 2015 campaign police officers carried out 12,920 breath tests across Wales, 353 of which tested positive (2.73%). In the 2014 campaign, a total of 15,485 breath tests were administered, of which 358 (2.3%) tested positive. 52 arrests were also made this year under the new drug drive offence.

North Wales Police administered 5,235 breath tests with 85 being positive. The force also carried out 20 ‘DrugWipe’ tests, using the new kit, half of which resulted in an arrest

Gwent Police carried out 297 breath tests with 17 testing positive, and 19 people were arrested following a Section 5a drug test.

Dyfed Powys Police administered 4,951 breath tests of which 127 were positive, and three people were arrested following a Section 5a drug test.

In the South Wales Police area 2,437 tests were conducted with 124 testing positive, and 20 people were arrested following a Section 5a drug swipe test.

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