The Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership’s annual Christmas anti drink and drug driving campaign saw just under 100 people arrested between 1 December 2022 and 1 January 2023. Other parts of
the Country have yet to publish their results.
Overall, 46 people were arrested for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, 38 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and 13 people for failing to provide a specimen. Some of those arrested for drink or drug driving also face further prosecution for additional offences such as speeding, using a mobile phone driving without due care and is some cases, vehicle defects.
Of the 97 arrests, 48 people have now been charged and are due to appear at court or have already appeared over recent weeks. (Traffic Safety Roads)