Published On: Tue, Dec 23rd, 2014 on 1:47 pm

Over 90 people in West Yorkshire charged with drink-driving this month

Drink Driving

At least one suspected drink-driver has been stopped and charged in West Yorkshire every day in this month so far.

West Yorkshire Police have been detailing charges made against those suspected of drink or drug driving throughout the month in support of this year’s nationwide Christmas drink-driving campaign.

From 1 December to 22 December, a total of 95 charges have been made for either failing to provide a specimen, driving whilst unfit through drink, or being over the prescribed alcohol limit.

The day which has seen the most charges made so far is Sunday 14 December, which saw ten people charged. The majority were males, from Leeds, and over the prescribed alcohol limit.

Last December, West Yorkshire Police arrested 189 people for drink and drug driving related offences.

Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Mark Milsom, said: ‘‘Last year we saw the largest number of arrests for drink and drug driving related offences for both men and women fall between the ages of 25-34 years.

“This is a generation of people that have grown up with the current drink driving laws and it’s a very concerning trend.”

A conviction for driving while under the influence of drink and drugs will lead to a criminal record, a driving ban of at least a year and a fine up to £5,000.

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