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The number of reported hit and run personal injury road accidents police where the driver failed, or refused to provide a breath test in each of the last five years is given in the following table.
Number of accidents 2001 785 2002 850 2003 824 2004 747 2005 690
Number of accidents
However, as 80 per cent. of hit and run drivers were not contactable at the time of the accident to provide a breath test the actual number who would have failed the test may be higher than the numbers given in the table.
There were 140 accidents involving a hit and run driver where ‘Impaired by drugs’ was stated as contributory factor in 2005. Contributory factor data were not collected prior to 2005.
The information requested on unlicensed drivers and unregistered drivers is not available.