Drink Driving (712A/23)
The number of motorists caught drink driving / under the influence of alcohol in your force area, broken down by month for 2022 and 2023 to date.
Please find attached (712A_23_attachment.pdf). Please note, with regard to arrests for ‘Driving In Charge – Unfit Through Drink/Drugs’ and ‘Driving Unfit Through Drink/Drugs’ it is not possible to determine which of these relate to drink, drugs, or both, without going into the records of each. This however would involve a manual examination of more than 2,000 cases, and such a search would exceed the appropriate cost limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/section/12
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.