24/01/2022

295 Drink And Drug Related Arrests Made In December - PSNI

A total of 295 arrests were made for drink and drug driving offences over the festive period, according to figures from the PSNI.

Officers carried out a total of 6,699 preliminary breath tests between 01 December 2021 and 01 January 2022.

According to police, 15 more arrests were made this year than the previous year. One of the arrests involved a 16-year-old, who police said "shouldn't have been driving on the road, let alone driving under the influence".
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Chief Insp Graham Dodds is reported to have said that the highest reading detected during the campaign was 124mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.


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