THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is “disappointed” that an average of 200 drivers were arrested each day for offences related to drink driving during the annual Christmas crackdown. Figures released by the Association of Chief Police Officers show that 6,550 drivers gave positive breath tests or refused or failed to give a test during the campaign.
which ran from November 29 to January 1 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is around 8 per cent fewer than the previous year’s figure of 7,123. Of those arrested, 1,675 (26 per cent) were recorded as being under the age of 25.
A total of 191,040 people were stopped and breath tested by officers during the campaign - a 9 per cent rise compared to the previous year. Of those tested, the proportion who were subsequently arrested fell.