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December 2015 Drink Drive Figures

Monday 18 January, 2016

 

West Yorkshire Police has praised the public for helping to identify those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Force supported the national Christmas anti-drink driving campaign by encouraging members of the public to 'dob in a drink or drug driver'.

Throughout December 2015, 157 people were charged with drink or drug driving across the county, a significant reduction compared to the previous year when 183 people were charged.

Of those charged:

124 were men and 31 were women charged for drink driving offences
2 men were charged with driving under the influence of drugs
54 were from Leeds, 34 Bradford, 29 Wakefield, 10 Calderdale and 31 from Kirklees
The most common age range for those charged was 25 - 34 years old

Inspector Joanne Field, who leads West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “We would like to thank concerned members of the public who reported drivers who they suspected were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“We offered them an easy and efficient way to report drivers they believed to be affected by alcohol or drugs and this seems to have made potential offenders think twice before getting behind the wheel over the festive period.

“The number of drink driving charges is decreasing nationally which is a step in the right direction – this could be that we have been constantly reminding people about the consequences, or people have decided that it is simply not worth the risk.

“We are still concerned about the number of young people who have been charged. Drink driving can have devastating consequences for the person behind the wheel and for other drivers on the roads or pedestrians.

“We are extremely pleased to see a drop in the figures a year on and we hope that the public will continue to support this campaign throughout the rest of the year to help us do everything we can to deter people from driving under the influence.”

In 2014, West Yorkshire Police published figures relating to drink and drug driving for the first time and it proved to be an effective way to remind people about the penalties.

Members of the public are still able to use the online reporting system if they are concerned about anyone getting behind the wheel under the influence. Information can be given to police call handlers via the 101 non-emergency number or by visiting this website:

 

 

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West Yorkshire Police are supporting this year's national Christmas drink driving campaign by encouraging the public to 'dob in a drink or drug driver'.

The Force are also once again detailing each charge made against those suspected of drink or drug driving throughout December.

'It's not worth the risk' is the message behind the festive crackdown, which officially launched on Tuesday 1 December, and sees West Yorkshire Police asking the public to contact them about people they see, or know to either drink or take drugs, before getting behind the wheel.

Information can be given to police call handlers via the 101 non emergency number, or by using the new online reporting form. In an emergency, where there is a crime in progress or threat to life, always call 999.

The Force are revealing the details, including the age, gender, town or city the driver is from, as well as the time and location they were arrested. Information will also be released of those charged in connection with failing to provide a specimen of breath or those charged with being unfit to drive.

The publication of each charge made in relation to drink or drug driving was a first for West Yorkshire Police last December, and proved to be an effective method in reminding people about the penalties. Once again, the details will be posted onto a special section of the Force's website each weekday morning. Further updates and news regarding this year's campaign will also feature on the Force's Twitter account: @WestYorksPolice using the hashtag #NotWorthTheRisk.

Inspector Joanne Field, who leads West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘‘Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is always a significant danger, but at Christmas the risks are even more prevalent with darker nights, bad weather and sadly, more people taking the risk by drinking or using drugs and then getting behind the wheel.

"We're asking people to consider the real impact of those they see or know regularly drinks or uses drugs before driving and have made it easier than ever to 'dob in a driver'. You can call 101 to make your report, or you can use the new online form. We want those who witness someone clearly drinking too much to drive to call us, but we'd like to encourage people to think about the people they see or know who regularly drink and drive and report them too.

‘‘Each year we stop hundreds of people who are clearly not in a fit state to drive through drink or drugs. The 2015 campaign is about hammering home the message that on a daily basis people across West Yorkshire are risking their and other people's lives and that drink or drug driving has extremely serious consequences.’’

A conviction for driving while under the influence of drink and drugs will lead to a criminal record, a driving ban of at least a year and a fine up to £5,000.

‘‘The effect of a drink driving conviction can be devastating. In my time as an officer, I have seen people lose their job, career and relationships. If you're going out to drink any amount please leave your car keys at home.  It's simply not worth the risk.’’ added Inspector Field.

"The number of drink driving charges is decreasing nationally which is a step in the right direction. While we would like to think that this is because people are more aware of the dangers of getting behind the wheel after a few drinks, the reality is that the decline is small and there are still plenty of people out there willing to take the risk."

Last December, West Yorkshire Police charged 183 people for drink and drug driving related offences (153 men, 30 women) - 6 less than in 2013
2 of those charged were for  drug-driving offences
District breakdown of charges: Leeds 70, Bradford 40, Wakefield 35, Calderdale 12, Kirklees 26
The most common age range for those charged was 25 - 34 years
Officers carried 1273 roadside breath tests in December 2014, compared to 1178 in December 2013

Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police Mark Milsom said: ‘‘During the last two years we have seen the largest number of arrests for drink and drug driving related offences for both men and women fall between the ages of 25 - 34 years. This is a generation of people that have grown up with the current drink driving laws and it's a very concerning trend.

‘‘It's vitally important these people, many of which will be forging their careers and who may have a young family, realise the life-limiting consequences associated with a drink or drug driving conviction.

‘‘There's also the very real dangers associated with not being fit to drive. Each year we deal with a number of fatal or very serious incidents in which driving while under the influence of drink or drugs has been a major factor. This has led to the deaths of innocent drivers and pedestrians and the awful task many officers have of standing on a family's doorstep and telling them that someone's never coming home.

‘‘We must do all we can do to deter people from making the choice of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs. My hope is that our daily updates will demonstrate how many people have been caught recklessly endangering their own and others' lives, and it will make people think twice before they get behind the wheel this Christmas.’’ 

Link - Dob In A Driver Form 

Wednesday, 30 December

12.20am, Manse Way, Keighley
57-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

02.02am, Godwin St, Bradford
45-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

03:30am, Dewsbury Rd, Cleckheaton
27-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

04:25am, Parratt Row, Bradford
32-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

5.20pm - Leylands Lane, Heaton
30-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Tuesday, 29 December

00.50, Tynwald Drive, Moortown
51-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

01.35, Burnley Street, Leeds
40-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

23.00, Salterhebble Hill, Halifax
23-year-old woman charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Monday, 28 December

03.50, Wakefield Road, Bradford
32-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Sunday, 27 December

22.25, York Street, Leeds
34-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

23.40, Oakhurst Mount, Beeston, Leeds
48-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

Saturday, 26 December

01.50, Dale Lane, South Elmsall
29-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Friday, 25 December

01.38, Bywell Road, Dewsbury
22-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

03.28, Oxford Road, Leeds
40-year-old woman charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

04.10, Westgate, Bradford
20-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

05.05, Park Street, Leeds
35-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

09.50, The Poplars, Knottingley
23-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

15.00, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield
59-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

19.04, Rydale Drive, Dalton, Huddersfield
28-year-old woman charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Thursday, 24 December

00.00, High Street, Yeadon
26-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

00.55, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth
17-year-old male charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

01.12, Heights Lane, Eldwick, Bingley
45-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

14.15, Headlands Road, Liversedge
45-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

19.24, Harrogate Road, Harewood, Leeds
31-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

21.19, Otley Road, Leeds
29-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

23.08, Manor Road, Ossett
43-year-old woman charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

Wednesday, 23 December

03.50, Beck Side, Keighley
23-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

04.40, Leeds Road, Glasshoughton
39-year-old woman charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

04.50, Ridgefield Street, Castleford
33-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

07.23, Horbury Road, Wakefield
37-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

16.05, Waggon Lane, Upton, Pontefract
57-year-old man charged with driving while over the prescribed limit

18.20, Whitehall Road, Cleckheaton
23-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

Tuesday, 22 December

00.55, Sharp Lane, Middleton
38-year-old man charged with being over the prescribed limit

11.20, Longwood Gate, Huddersfield
26-year-old woman charged with being over the prescribed limit

19.37, Albert Street, Lockwood
60-year-old woman charged with being over the prescribed limit

22.05, Burley Place, Leeds
18-year-old woman charged with being over the prescribed limit

Monday, 21 December

02.08, Roseville Road, Harehills
43-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

03.50, Rowantree Drive, Bradford
21-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

04.45, Roundhay Road, Leeds
39-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

22.25, Halifax Road, Shelf
70-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

22.58, Kirkstall Road, Burley
31-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

Sunday, 20 December

00.35, Woodhead Road, Berry Brow
20-year-old man charged for failing to provide specimen

01.48, Thornbury Avenue, West Park, Leeds
25-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

05.40, Harehills Road, Leeds
35-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

19.15, Junction 2, M621, Leeds
45-year-old man charged for being over the prescibed limit

21.25, Westgate, Cleckheaton
42-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

21.40, The Green, Thurstonland, Huddersfield
47-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

23.00, Wakefield Road, Wakefield
31-year-old woman charged for being over the prescribed limit

23.04, Highgate Road, Bradford
37-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

Saturday, 19 December

01.00, Hansby Avenue, Seacroft
32-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

01.25, Sutherland Mount, Burmantofts
28-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

02.28, Armley Road, Leeds
30-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

03.10, Wakefield Road, Aspley, Huddersfield
41-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

03.32, Glebe Street, Marsh, Huddersfield
24-year-old woman charged for being over the prescribed limit

05.25, Worthington Street, Bradford
28-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

05.25, Worthington Court, Bradford
30-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

05.50, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton
20-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

08.48, Halifax Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield
50-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

10.06, Wakefield Road, Copley, Halifax
45-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

17.10, Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury
35-year-old woman charged for failing to provide a specimen

18.00, Moorside, Holbeck, Leeds
65-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

23.30, Harrogate Road, Bramhope, Leeds
31-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

23.45, Green Road, Lupset, Wakefield
39-year-old man charged for failing to provide specimen

Friday, 18 December

00.15, Cookridge Drive, Cookridge, Leeds
45-year-old man charged with driving over the prescribed limit

02.45, Canal Road, Bradford
33-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

03.41, Wooler Avenune, Leeds
28-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

14.20, Idle Road, Bradford
55-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

20.15, Bradford Road, Wakefield
44-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

22.20, Hindley Road, Liversedge
63-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

22.40, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon
46-year-old woman charged for being in charge of a vehicle whilst unfit through drink

23.35, Owlet Road, Shipley
35-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

Thursday, 17 December

15:06, Cross Gates Avenue, Leeds
28-year-old man charged with driving over the prescribed limit

Wednesday, 16 December

01.00, Selby Road, Leeds
30-year-old man charged with driving over prescribed limit

04:50, Valley Road, Bradford

44-year-old man charged with driving over the prescribed limit

22.50, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds

29-year-old amn charged with driving whilst unfit through drink

Tuesday, 15 December

03.51, Leeds Road, Thackley, Bradford
22-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

13.20, Woodhead Road, Honley
35-year-old woman charged with driving over prescribed limit

Monday, 14 December
03.10, Trooper Lane, Siddal
26-year-old man charged with being over the prescribed limit.

Friday, 11 December

04.40, West Royd Avenue, Shipley
38-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

19.44, Jer Lane, Bradford
42-year-old woman charged for being over the prescribed limit

20.12, Broad Lane, Bramley
29-year-old man charged with failing to provide a specimen

20.30, Roseville Road, Leeds
35-year-old man charged with being over the prescribed limit

22.05, Junction 26 M62
50-year-old woman charged with being over the prescribed limit

 

 

Thursday, 10 December

02.40, Alder Street, Fartown
19-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

 

Wednesday, 9 December

03.03, Bradford Road, Menston, Leeds
26-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

04.26, Holly Approach, Ossett
54-year-old woman charged for being over the prescribed limit

08.49, Alder Street, Fartown, Huddersfield
19-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

18.31, Victoria Road, Eccleshill, Bradford
31-year-old man charged for failing to provide a specimen

Tuesday, 8 December

13.29, Armitage Road, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield
49-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

Monday 7 December

01.38, Stonemill Court, Leeds
33-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

 

Friday 4 December

23.45, Sun Lane, Wakefield
40-year-old man charged for being over the prescribed limit

Thursday 3 December

11.13am, Hollywell Lane, Castleford
43-year-old man from Leeds charged for being over the prescribed limit.

Wednesday 2 December

11.36am, Elland Road, Beeston
31-year-old man from Manor Avenue, Preston charged for failing to provide a specimen.

1.25pm Abeford Road, Garforth
37-year-old man from Sherburn in Elmet charged for being over the prescribed limit.

Tuesday 1 December

8.46pm, Lower Wortley, Leeds
29 year old man from Leeds charged for failing to provide a specimen

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