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Date Responded 24 May 2019

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

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

You asked:

  1. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by month for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  2. The number of drivers caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, broken down by age and gender of the offender, and broken down by year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.
  3. The three dates of the year that most people were caught over the legal drink-drive limit in your force area, including the number of offenders caught on each of these days, broken down by year for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date.

In Response:

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

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

With regards to 2017 data and up to May 2018 the below exemption is applicable.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

You have already been provided with information for that time period in your earlier request – FOI 506/18 refers – therefore that information is already available to you.  It is also published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log, the link to which is below

With regards to the remainder I respond as follows:

The data was filtered for those that failed the breath tests and only includes that data.

The data is not downloaded on a daily basis so there is likely to be data held on the breath test machines within the dates given so data may be subject to change at a later date.

The latest date recorded is the 6th of March 2019.

All the data provided below is from your last submission only – that is from May 1018.  There is no overlap/duplicatIon with the previously provided figures.

1.

Month

2018

2019

Total

Jan

 

79

79

Feb

 

29

29

Mar

 

5

5

May

123

 

123

Jun

135

 

135

Jul

220

 

220

Aug

273

 

273

Sep

241

 

241

Oct

293

 

293

Nov

293

 

293

Dec

322

 

322

Total

1900

113

2013

 

2.

Age

2018

2019

Total

11 to 20

178

9

187

21 to 30

616

39

655

31 to 40

497

23

520

41 to 50

255

17

272

51 to 60

153

9

162

61 to 70

82

12

94

71 to 80

38

1

39

Not stated

81

3

84

Total

1900

113

2013

       

Gender

2018

2019

Total

Female

491

39

530

Male

1409

74

1483

Total

1900

113

2013

 

3.

2018

Count

14/07/2018

67

07/07/2018

61

12/08/2018

39

   

2019

Count

01/01/2019

25

07/01/2019

13

02/01/2019

10

   

2019 data up to 06/03/19

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