Campaign Results from North Wales Police
The All Wales Anti-Drink and Drug Drive Summer Campaign, which coincided with the month-long World Cup, resulted in 174 arrests in the North Wales Police force area. During the campaign period 109 drivers were arrested for drink driving with a further 65 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
Temporary Superintendent Paul Joyce of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Despite warnings, in just over four weeks, 174 motorists have been arrested in north Wales following a roadside breath or drugs test.
“Using the latest technology we are better equipped than ever to detect those who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you take that risk, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught and put before the courts.
“I cannot stress enough the dangers that these people present, not just to themselves, but to other road users.”
The penalties for drug driving are the same as those for drink driving and if convicted drivers could be disqualified for at least 12 months, face a heavy fine and a conviction could affect their employment now and into the future.
Targeting those who drive while impaired is an enforcement activity which takes place throughout the year and anyone who is considering driving whilst under the influence can expect to be stopped by the police.