Nearly a fifth fail police breath tests

Almost 20 per cent of motorists breathalysed as part Derbyshire police’s annual Christmas anti-drink drive campaign gave a positive test, refused to take it or failed to provide a sample. The campaign ran between December 1 and 31.

Officers administered 391 breath tests and of those, 79 people gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.