Drink Driving

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1689
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many were charged in the last 4 years for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol?

Answer

Answer for Drink Driving

Answer for Drink Driving

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There were a total of 32,174 charges were made against the 31,571 individuals arrested and detained for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and similar offences in the last four calendar years.  (Some were charged with more than one offence.)

Also, some individuals may have been arrested and charged more than once for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol between the calendar years 2010 and 2013.

Those detainees charged with "Failing to co-operate with the provision of a specimen of breath…" and "Failing to provide a specimen…" have been included as they imply the detainee was driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

The table in Appendix 5 details the count of arrests and charges for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol where the where an individual was arrested between the calendar years 2010 and 2013.

                

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