Almost one fifth of drink-driving arrests are made between 7am and 1pm the next day

 

According to new data, around one fifth (18%) of drink-driving convictions are carried out the following morning, with offenders being caught and pulled over between 7am and 1pm.

The figures also showed a third of all breath tests are carried out on drivers who’ve been stopped and pulled over the next morning between 7am and 1pm.

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This data comes before the run-up to the police’s annual drink-drive clampdown during the summer. In the last year that figures are available for, the police in England and Wales pulled over and breathalysed 36,041 drivers in 2017 – an alarming 50% more than the monthly average of 23,840 and of these, 3,275 tested positive.

In June 2017, motorists in Merseyside were the ones most likely to be pulled over, as police carried out 3,010 roadside breath tests.

At the same time, 2,532 were carried out in Hampshire, 2,265 in Thames Valley, 2,178 in South Wales and 1,952 in North Wales.

According to figures from the Department of Transport, the number of people killed in road traffic accidents because the driver was over the legal alcohol limit increased from 200 in 2015 to 290 in 2017 which means an increase of 45% in just two years.

“The police always focus on June as, statistically, it’s a drink drive hotspot,” said Hunter Abbott, managing director of breathalyser firm AlcoSense Laboratories, adding: “With warmer weather, sporting events and barbeques, June is a month when motorists are more likely to unintentionally drink drive the morning after socialising – posing a risk to themselves and other road users.”

 

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