6th Apr, 2020

Woman stopped by police in Rubery this morning was at least twice the drink-drive limit

Tristan Harris 15th Dec, 2019 Updated: 15th Dec, 2019

A WOMAN was arrested for drink-driving in Rubery this morning, blowing three times the legal limit at the roadside.

She was held at 11.40am by officers from Worcestershire’s Operational Policing Unit.

After the reading said 105mcg per 100ml of breath at the roadside, she measured 78 in custody.

The legal limit is 35.

It comes just days after West Mercia Police launched its Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Figures indicate that over the past three years 21 people have died and 111 have been seriously injured in West Mercia following collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.

Police say there is no fool-proof way of calculating how much people can drink and remain under the limit as everyone is different.

Alcohol also affects people’s abilities differently.

At the launch of this year’s campaign a police spokesperson said: “Any amount of alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to drive and there are numerous consequences of driving with alcohol or drugs in your system.

“Importantly, it is hard to calculate how long alcohol may stay in your body if you are driving the morning after.”

They advise people who are heading out to celebrate the festive season should use alternative forms of transport, such as buses, trains, taxis or having a designated driver.

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