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Driving Under Influence

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of (a) drugs and (b) alcohol have been recorded by police since 2004. (257090)

The information requested is not currently available. For the period up until 2007-08, the Home Office collected data on recorded offences of ‘Causing death by dangerous or careless driving (including while under the influence of drink or drugs)’. However, it has not been possible to determine from the information held centrally which, if any, of these offences were committed while the offender was under the influence.

However, with effect from April 2008, offences of ‘Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol’ have been collected separately and figures for 2008-09 will be available in July 2009.