Drink Drive Prosecutions
The BBC has reported that two Welsh police forces have topped a list for charging the most motorists with drink-driving offences. The figures were gathered by the Press Association, from 45 police forces in the UK and the data covered a 12 month period to May 2017. They revealed North Wales Police prosecuted the second highest number of drink-drivers per population, while Dyfed-Powys Police was fourth.
It showed Lincolnshire Police prosecuted the most drivers per population, 14 per 10,000 population (1,035 motorists). This was followed by North Wales which made 11.2 charges per 10,000 (783 motorists) while Dyfed-Powys had 9.5 charges per 10,000 (493 motorists).
AA president Edmund King said the figures could be down to a number of factors, but whatever the reasons, "there is no excuse for drink-driving."
Insp Dave Cust, of the North Wales Police roads policing unit, said the force had a "robust strategy around enforcing the 'Fatal 5' offences", which includes drink-driving.
"People should be aware that we have detailed tactical plans that include targeting specific areas following information given to us by concerned members of the community," he said.