Rural areas attract the most drink-drivers, study finds

File photo dated 03/12/2014 of a Road Traffic constable holding a breathalyser as the number of motorists involved in accidents who subsequently failed a drink-drive breath test has risen for the first time in 10 years.
File photo dated 03/12/2014 of a Road Traffic constable holding a breathalyser as the number of motorists involved in accidents who subsequently failed a drink-drive breath test has risen for the first time in 10 years.

A recent study by the Press Association has found that more motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, show that Lincolnshire prosecutes the most per head of population.

Also in the top five were North Wales, Warwickshire, Dyfed-Powys and North Yorkshire. It's been suggested that the higher numbers in rural areas could be down to a lack of public transport.