Drug driving is now a bigger problem in some areas than drunk people at the ...

Drug driving is now a bigger problem in some areas than drunk people at the ...
Drug driving is now a bigger problem in some areas than drunk people at the ...
Drug driving is now a bigger problem in some areas than drunk people at the wheel, shock new figures show Cases of those driving high have risen from 12,163 in 2019 to 13,732 last year Drink driving cases have plummeted from 52,029 in 2010 to 28,483 last year Liverpool was recorded as city with most drug drivers, according to the figures

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The number of drug drivers on the roads has overtaken drink driving in some areas as prosecutions hit a record high, shocking figures show.

Cases of those getting behind the wheel high have risen from 12,163 in 2019 to 13,732 last year, with 97 per cent of those charged convicted.

At the same time drink driving court cases have plummeted from 52,029 in 2010 to 28,483 last year.

Now the DVLA has revealed the five areas where police are more likely to stop a motorist who is high than one over the alcohol limit. 

Cases of those getting behind the wheel high have risen from 12,163 in 2019 to 13,732 last year, with 97 per cent of those charged convicted

Cases of those getting behind the wheel high have risen from 12,163 in 2019 to 13,732 last year, with 97 per cent of those charged convicted

Liverpool was recorded as the city with the most drug drivers, according to the figures released after a freedom of information request. 

Some 639 motorists were convicted of drug driving in Liverpool last year, against 411 sentenced for drink driving.

Llandudno in North Wales also saw more drug drivers caught, with 455 convicted compared with 410 drink drivers.

Other areas which had more drug-drivers were Southend, Essex, which saw 256 convictions; Hereford where 133 drivers were caught and Llandrindod Wells, Powys, with 25 sentences.

At the same time drink driving court cases have plummeted from 52,029 in 2010 to 28,483 last year

At the same time drink driving court cases have

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