Police report less drink drivers

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:19 17 June 2010

LESS motorists are drink driving according to new figures released by Devon and Cornwall Police. The force ran its annual Christmas drink/drugs campaign from December 1, 2008 to January 1 2009, and the number of people recording positive breath tests is d

LESS motorists are drink driving according to new figures released by Devon and Cornwall Police.

The force ran its annual Christmas drink/drugs campaign from December 1, 2008 to January 1 2009, and the number of people recording positive breath tests is down from 9.5 per cent to 9 per cent.

While the number of collisions reported is down from 2,129 to 1,942 the number of positive breath tests has increased from four per cent to five per cent.

Inspector Jim Gale, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "As is the case every year my officers are out over the festive period trying to educate people about the danger of drink driving. People should be aware of how drink can impair standard of driving and the costs involved.


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