Disclosure Details

Drink driving arrests - 594/13

Dated: 19 Aug 2013

Date of request:      01/08/2013

Date of response:   14/08/2013

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 1 August 2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

What were the top ten days where drink driving arrests were made in 2012 and how many arrests were made on each day within your police authority?

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

Below are the dates when there were most  arrests and summons for drink driving offences for 2012. 

8th April 2012 15
18th March 2012 14
12th August 2012 10
25th February 2012 10
10th March 2012 10
5th May 2012 10
21st October 2012 10
28th January2012 9
26th May 2012 9
14th July 2012 9

Northumbria Police are currently running a campaign reminding motorists not to drink and drive, which you may find of interest.
I have provided the relevant link below.


Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

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