No hiding place for drink-drivers in June

TESTING TIMES: Dyfed-Powys Police carried out an average of 184 drink-drive test each day in June as part of the All Wales scheme tackling drink-driving.

TESTING TIMES: Dyfed-Powys Police carried out an average of 184 drink-drive test each day in June as part of the All Wales scheme tackling drink-driving.

First published in Ammanford news by , Editor

Dyfed-Powys Police caught 88 driving over the limit “the morning after” during a month-long anti-drink and drugs campaign which saw the Force testing an average of 184 drivers every day throughout June.

The Force carried out a total of 5,535 tests during the month as part of the All Wales Summer Anti Drink Drive and Drug Campaign.

Across the country 15,485 breath tests were administered – more than 516 per day – as Force’s came together in a bid to tackle driving while over the limit.

Of the tests carried out in the Dyfed-Powys area 1.6 percent resulted in positive results.

Susan Storch, Road Safety Officer for Dyfed Powys Police said, “We as drivers must take responsibility behind the wheel and not drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (including certain prescribed medicines); doing so will significantly decrease our reaction times despite possibly ‘feeling’ alert.

“We will continue to work with our partners in driving home the anti-drink/drug driving message as no amount is safe to take before driving; the choice is simple drink or drive not both.”

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