Drug driving arrests hits almost 8,000 in the past year
Nearly 8,000 people were arrested for drug-driving in England and Wales last year, new data reveals. The figures come after regulations were introduced last year to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs. The capital’s Metropolitan Police made the most arrests, 1,636, followed by Greater Manchester Police with 573 and Cheshire Police with 546.
Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, the roads policing lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, told the BBC: “The drug testing kit and the legislation are immensely helpful and have provided the operational officer with the tools necessary to help catch those who take the risk of drug-driving.” Read More