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Convictions of Drink Driving form when Legal alcohol limit reduced from 80 Mg to 50 Mg in the Aberdeenshire area (R014882)


 Thank you for your request dated 1 December 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“I want to know how many people have been convicted of drink-driving since the legal alcohol limit was reduced from 80 mg to 50 mg on December 5, 2014.

I want to know how many people convicted had between 50 and 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

I want to know how many people were convicted of drink-driving in 2013 and 2014 prior to the new legislation coming into force on December 5.
I would like all of these figures split into Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.”

I also refer to our telephone conversation on 16 December where we discussed your FOI request and you confirmed that you wished the figures in relation to all drink driving/drunk in charge of a vehicle convictions and not only those where a blood sample had been used.  You also confirmed that you wished details on all convictions obtained at the new level of alcohol in breath/blood/urine, below the previous minimum level.

I attach at Annex A a table containing information on the number of charges where a conviction has been secured for charges of drink driving/drunk in charge of a vehicle reported to COPFS since 5 December 2014.  These figures have been split into Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.  Please be aware that one or more conviction may relate to the same individual.

I also attach at Annex B tables containing information on charges where a conviction has been secured for charges of drink driving/drunk in charge of a vehicle reported to COPFS since 5 December 2014 where the level of alcohol in blood/breath is below the previous minimum level. These figures have been split into Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.  Again, one or more conviction may relate to the same individual.

Please note that there were no convictions where the level of alcohol in urine was below the previous minimum level.  

I attach at Annex C a table containing information on charges where a conviction was secured for charges of drink driving/drunk in charge of a vehicle which were reported to COPFS in the financial year 2013/14 and the financial year 2014/15 up to 4 December 2015.  These figures have been split into Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.  Again, one or more conviction may relate to the same individual.

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