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Over half stopped for drug driving testing positive

Over a half of people being stopped by police in England and Wales for drug driving are testing positive.

Newly-released official figures also reveal arrests for drug-driving have dramatically increased by up to 800 per cent since new laws were introduced.

The amount found with drugs in their system compares with five per cent of those stopped for drink driving testing positive.

In Cheshire alone officers arrested eight times as many suspected drug drivers than in 2014, with over 530 from March 2015 to January 2016 - up from 70 in the whole of the previous year.

Police in the West Midlands say that during their Christmas campaign of 130 people stopped, 54 tested positive for drugs. A survey by Brake, released on Monday suggested that one in 14 drivers admit they drive at least once a month after having taken drugs.

We speak to Michaela Groves from New Addington in Surrey, who has led the campaign to get the laws around drug driving tightened up, after her niece Lilian was killed by a drug driver.

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