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Welsh police forces reveal Christmas drink-drive campaign results

30 January 2015


Police forces from across Wales have revealed their annual Christmas drink-drive campaign results.

More than 480 drivers were caught drink-driving in Wales during December, including 230 on the roads of South Wales and 140 in Dyfed-Powys.

The campaign saw officers from the four Welsh forces carrying out extra patrols as well as mounting intelligence-led operations to target motorists flouting the law.

The results revealed;

  • South Wales Police stopped and tested 4,684 drivers during the crackdown, with 230 positive results.  
  • Dyfed-Powys Police carried out 8,204 breath tests with 140 drivers failing.
  • Gwent Police breath tested 2,203 drivers, 42 were positive.
  • North Wales Police officers tested 15,627 drivers, with 76 being positive.

The results show a slight increase in the number of motorists caught drink-driving in December 2014 compared to 2013 figures.


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