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Driving Under Influence: Cambridgeshire

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drink driving offences have been recorded in the area served by the Northern Basic Command Unit of Cambridgeshire Constabulary in each quarter since May 2004; and if she will make a statement. (250806)

Offences of driving while unfit through drink are summary offences and do not feature in the recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office.

The Home Office does collect data on recorded offences of ‘Causing death by dangerous or careless driving' (including whilst under the influence of drink or drugs). However, it is not possible to determine from the information held centrally which, if any, of these offences were committed while the offender was under the influence of alcohol.