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North Wales Police officers arrested 19 people in the first week of the Winter Anti Drink and Drug Driving Campaign. Of those arrests, 13 were made in relation to drink driving and six for drug driving.

The highest breath test reading of the campaign so far has been 146mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mg.

Inspector Dave Cust, from North Wales Police' Roads Policing Unit, said, "It is disappointing that a small minority of people are still intent on ignoring our messages, despite our repeated warnings.

"Just a week into the campaign, yet, 19 individuals have already been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Our #ChooseWisely campaign is heavily focused on asking people to make the right choice, so we will co... More/Mwy

Campaign Results from North Wales Police

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The All Wales Anti-Drink and Drug Drive Summer Campaign, which coincided with the month-long World Cup, resulted in 174 arrests in the North Wales Police force area. During the campaign period 109 drivers were arrested for drink driving with a further 65 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.

Temporary Superintendent Paul Joyce of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Despite warnings, in just over four weeks, 174 motorists have been arrested in north Wales following a roadside breath or drugs test.

“Using the latest technology we are better equipped than ever to detect those who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you take that risk, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught and put before the courts.

“I cannot stress enough th... More/Mwy

GWYNEDD COUNCIL INTRODUCES CAR CONTROL SESSIONS

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Gwynedd Council already offer Pass Plus Cymru sessions which is a short, expert-led higher driving course designed for young people aged between 17 -25, and who have passed their driving test.

The course offers various techniques to their experience and develop driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.

Rhian Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Manager, a member of the Gwynedd Road Safety Partnership, said:

“The Pass Plus Cymru scheme is a great way for young people to improve their driving skills and be less likely to injure themselves, their passengers or other road users in a road accident.

“Sadly, drivers in this age group are the m... More/Mwy

 
 
 
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