Fewer motorists were caught drink-driving during December 2018 than the previous year – despite a rise in the number of drivers tested.
In December 2018, 1,163 drivers were tested for alcohol, with 47 drivers either testing positive or refusing to comply. In December 2017, 922 were tested and 57 were positive or refused.
Despite the fall in the number of motorists caught drink-driving, the number of drivers who failed drug testing rose from 19 in December 2017 to 22 in December 2018.
The roadside drugs wipe tests test a person’s saliva to find if they have taken drugs such as cocaine and cannabis before getting behind the wheel.