THE number of drivers being breath-tested
in Teesside has fallen by nearly a third.
It's not as if everybody coming in to Durham will be breath-tested
Some 3,836 motorists were breath-tested
in December with 338, or eight per cent, either testing positive or refusing to provide a specimen.
Throughout June a total of 3,443 drivers were stopped in Merseyside and breath-tested
Lothian and Borders police confirmed all drivers involved in crashes are breath-tested
He was suspended af ter being breath-tested
last week but he resigned before he was sacked.
Nationally, 9,148 people were arrested as police targeted those suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, about five per cent of those breath-tested
Between December 1, 2008, and January 1, 2009, a total of 1,832 drivers were breath-tested
across the county.
TEENAGER Reece Gledhill was breath-tested
by police - for riding a bike with wobbly handlebars.
TWO hundred and eighty-three of the 10,000 Merseyside motorists breath-tested
over the festive period were arrested for positive, refused or failed tests.
Stipendiary steward Robert Earnshaw said: "Every jockey riding at the meeting was breath-tested
and, because Gibbons' and Parkin's samples were above the permitted threshold level, they were suspended for the day.
Deputy Shortall (pictured) added that there is something completely wrong when we allow thousands of motorists to drive under the influence on Irish roads while a far smaller number of train drivers can be breath-tested