Data released by police forces in England and Wales shows that of the drivers screened for driving under the influence of drugs last summer, more than half – 57% – failed the test. Motorists continue to be far more likely to be tested for driving under the influence of alcohol, but of those tested for drug-driving the proportion of tests failed or refused is far higher.
In figures covering 14 June to 15 July 2018, there were 36,675 tests for driving under the influence of alcohol – out of which 10% of drivers were positive or refused the test. In the same period, 1,962 motorists were screened for drugs – with 57% failing the test.
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