Summer drink driving campaign misses mark

Jay Nagley

The police's summer drink driving campaign, run during June, has shown that 5.8% of the 83,224 motorists involved tested positive, refused or failed a breath test.

That figure is a slight improvement on last year's 6%, but the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said the decrease was not enough: "Although there has been a reduction in 2012, this reduction is not big enough. There were still almost 5,000 drivers found to be driving under the influence who have not got the message."