December 18, 2009

Winter drink driving figures up

The number of drivers and motorcyclists caught drink-driving during the first two weeks of the PSNI’s winter campaign has risen by 15%.

Two hundred and thirty drink-drivers were detected, 31 more than in 2008.

Six people were detected at four times the legal limit. The youngest person detected was 16 years and the oldest, 73 years.

The average age of people to fail the breath test is 36, and to date, 199 men and 31 women have been detected.

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