We have seen a rapid increase in the number of clients approaching as for representation in relation to prosecutions for drug driving.

Up to half of the motorists pulled over by police in some regions are failing drugs tests, figures show.

In South Yorkshire, about 56% of drivers who were given the Drugalyser test were found to have taken illegal substances. In London the figure for people failing the drug test was as high as 45%.

The positive drug test rate reached 42% in Warwickshire, West Murcia and Dorset .

The most common drug detected was cannabis accounting for 8 in 10 positive results. This is because cannabis stays in the system far longer than most other illegal drugs. These figures come two months after the first roadside drug testing kits were introduced.

The new "drugalyser" kits enable officers to detect cannabis and cocaine instantly. The process could soon be extended to cover other legal and illegal drugs which will increase further the number of people prosecuted for drug driving. One theory is that many drivers have, up untill now, taken drugs instead of alcohol because these could not always be detected. Only 1 in 20 people stopped for drink-driving fails a roadside breath test.

It is anticipated that the courts will take a particularly harsh stance  in relation to anybody who fails the new drugalyser test and faces prosecution for drug driving.
 

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If you require assistance after receiving a drug driving charge please contact us on 0800 195 6567 or send an email to info@trafficlawyer4u.com.