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Date Responded 07 May 2020

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 2019 and 2020 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 2019 and 2020 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 2019 and 2020 to date.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of 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 2019 data up to March 2019 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 590/19 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

1.

 

Month

Count

2019

Mar

69

 

Apr

65

 

May

73

 

Jun

47

 

Jul

45

 

Aug

37

 

Sep

79

 

Oct

81

 

Nov

87

 

Dec

101

2020

Jan

37

 

Feb

45

 

Mar

30

 

2.

 

Month

Female

Male

Not Stated

2019

Mar

11

58

 

 

Apr

10

55

 

 

May

15

58

 

 

Jun

9

38

 

 

Jul

6

39

 

 

Aug

3

34

 

 

Sep

19

60

 

 

Oct

13

68

 

 

Nov

14

73

 

 

Dec

12

87

2

2020

Jan

5

32

 

 

Feb

10

35

 

 

Mar

6

24

 

 

 

 

Month

Unknown

11-20

21-30

31-40

41-50

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

2019

Mar

7

3

17

21

14

5

1

1

 

 

Apr

6

3

24

14

9

5

 

1

1

 

May

1

5

20

24

12

9

1

1

 

 

Jun

3

1

18

6

9

5

2

 

 

 

Jul

4

3

14

11

7

2

2

1

 

 

Aug

1

2

9

12

4

5

3

 

 

 

Sep

9

5

21

18

10

11

2

 

3

 

Oct

9

6

26

21

8

7

1

3

 

 

Nov

12

5

25

20

7

12

1

3

1

 

Dec

30

6

26

24

6

2

5

 

 

2020

Jan

2

3

15

9

5

1

2

 

 

 

Feb

3

1

17

7

8

8

 

1

 

 

Mar

9

1

7

5

4

1

 

2

1

 

3.

 

 

Count

2019

15/12/2019

17

 

28/12/2019

14

 

18/09/2019

10

2020

06/01/2020

4

 

01/02/2020

4

 

15/02/2020

4

 

 

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