Almost 20% test positive in Derbyshire's drink drive campaign

Derbyshire Police have revealed that almost 20% of the 391 motorists tested gave a positive test, refused to take it or failed to provide a sample during its Christmas drink drive campaign.

The force also worked with Crimestoppers who offered a reward of up to £1,000 to anyone who called the charity to report a drink-driver, if the information lead to an arrest and charge.

27 people reported a drink-driver during the campaign.

The campaign this year was intelligence led and we carried out targeted breath testing where we had information to suspect drink-driving. This led to a higher percentage of motorists giving a positive test, refusing or failing to provide despite us carrying out fewer tests.

– Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, head of Roads Policing


Drink Drive Campaigns

Figures have been released on the number of arrests made across the Midlands over the festive period for drink driving.