Sussex Police make third-most drug-driving arrests

Sussex Police has arrested 58 people for drug-drving since the beginning of March, the third highest total among police forces in that time.

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Only the Metropolitan Police (214) and Northumbria Police (97) have made more drug-driving arrests since new legislation was brought in.

Other forces around the UK have made no drug-driving arrests since March.

The statistics were obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) under a Freedom of Information Act request to all police forces in England and Wales.

The responses from the forces cover a range of dates from March 2, when the new offence of drug-driving came in, to the end of May.

Information from some forces covered only the period until the end of April, while other forces were able to give arrest details up to various dates in May. There was no response from some forces.

IAM said the figures they obtained showed there were 902 drug-driving arrests in total.

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