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RPU – December 2018 Drink Drive Stats

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More than 350 drivers were arrested for drink or drug driving during West Yorkshire Police’s festive crackdown.

The Force ensured that every operational police vehicle in West Yorkshire had a breathalyser kit in it during the month of December and also ran the ‘Not the Usual Suspects’ campaign to raise awareness of the consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.

In total from 1 December, 2018, to 1 January, 2019, there were 284 arrests for drink driving and 92 arrests for drug driving. Of these arrests, 122 were in Leeds district, 105 were in Bradford district, 77 were in Wakefield district, 39 were in Kirklees and 33 were in Calderdale. The youngest person arrested was 15-years-old and the oldest person arrested was 84-years-old.

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