Drink / drug drive prosecution stats

Paul bennett made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Police

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was successful.

Dear West Yorkshire Police,

For ongoing road safety research, could you please provide a monthly breakdown from January 2017 to December 2019 on those arrested and subsequently charged (and ideally conviction rates also) with:
1) Excess alcohol - Contrary to section 5 RTA 1988
2) Drug driving - Contrary to section 5A RTA 1988

eg

January 2017
excess alcohol
arrested - 100
charged - 90
convicted - 80
Drug driving
Arrested - 20
Charged - 18
convicted -16

and so on each month to December 2019.

If in researching the figures it transpires that obtaining conviction data takes this request above the statutory timescales and means the request would be denied please disregard that part of this request. i am however hoping that appropriate searching of prosecution systems / PNC / QUEST for conviction data will be easily performed within the timescales

Yours faithfully,

Mr B

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear P. Bennett,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response, subject to the information not being exempt.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, resources might have to be diverted away from business as usual, and there may be a need to prioritise other areas of work across the organisation. We ask for your understanding if delays are experienced when making information requests. Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided as soon as possible, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

The ICO have made a related statement, which can be accessed here:

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an...

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Emily Dawson
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Digital Policing
West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS
Telephone: 01924 296006

show quoted sections

Freedom of Information,

2 Attachments

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon

 

Please see the attached document in relation to your request.

 

 

 

Kind regards

Gemma Burton

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006

 

[1]IM-Web-head

 

Read about the West Yorkshire Police Positive Action Recruitment Campaign
- click to find out more:
http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/recru...
This email transmission may contain confidential or legally privileged
information and is intended for the addressee(s) only. If you are not the
intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, retention or
reliance upon the contents of this e-mail and any attachment(s) is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this in
error, please use the reply function to notify us immediately and
permanently delete the email and any attachment(s) from your computer or
electronic device. West Yorkshire Police reserves the rights to routinely
monitor incoming and outgoing e-mail messages and cannot accept liability
or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content and, as
internet communications should not be considered as secure, for changes
made to this message after it was sent. Any views or opinions expressed in
this message may not be those of the West Yorkshire Police. This email was
scanned for viruses by the West Yorkshire Polices' anti-virus services and
on leaving the Force was found to be virus and malware free. You must take
full responsibility for any subsequent virus or malware checking.

References

Visible links

Dear Freedom of Information,
Thank you for your update regarding conviction data being unobtainable due to time / costs.
As per your reply, I would be grateful if you would provide the arrest / charge rates as described.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Bennett

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear P. Bennett,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response, subject to the information not being exempt.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, resources might have to be diverted away from business as usual, and there may be a need to prioritise other areas of work across the organisation. We ask for your understanding if delays are experienced whilst we are dealing with your requests. Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

The ICO have made a related statement, which can be accessed here:

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an...

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Emily Dawson
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Digital Policing
West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS
Telephone: 01924 296006

show quoted sections

Freedom of Information,

2 Attachments

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear P. Bennett,

 

Please see the attached document in relation to your information request.

 

Kind regards

Emily Dawson

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006

 

[1]IM-Web-head

 

Read about the West Yorkshire Police Positive Action Recruitment Campaign
- click to find out more:
http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/recru...
This email transmission may contain confidential or legally privileged
information and is intended for the addressee(s) only. If you are not the
intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, retention or
reliance upon the contents of this e-mail and any attachment(s) is
strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this in
error, please use the reply function to notify us immediately and
permanently delete the email and any attachment(s) from your computer or
electronic device. West Yorkshire Police reserves the rights to routinely
monitor incoming and outgoing e-mail messages and cannot accept liability
or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content and, as
internet communications should not be considered as secure, for changes
made to this message after it was sent. Any views or opinions expressed in
this message may not be those of the West Yorkshire Police. This email was
scanned for viruses by the West Yorkshire Polices' anti-virus services and
on leaving the Force was found to be virus and malware free. You must take
full responsibility for any subsequent virus or malware checking.

References

Visible links

Dear Freedom of Information,

Many thanks for the information. i will ensure a copy of the full national report is provided to head of roads policing in due course

Yours sincerely,

Paul Bennett