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Drink-driving test failures fall.

POLICE breath-tested more drivers over Christmas, but the proportion failing the test fell.

The fall in the failure rate included a dip among young drivers aged 20-24, the Association of Chief Police Officers said.

In December 2012, police in England and Wales tested 175,831 drivers, of whom 7,123 - or 4.05 per cent - either failed the test or refused to take it.

This compared with figures for December 2011 which showed that 7,124 failed or refused the test out of 156,569 tested - a failure rate of 4.55 per cent.

However, the 2012 figures were above those of December 2010 where only 6,662 - or 3.91 per cent - failed or refused out of a total of 170,552.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 17, 2013
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