Date lodged: 14 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many motorists were caught drink driving over the festive period in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 11 January 2018
The information requested is not held centrally. The data the Scottish Government receives from Police Scotland is a general count of the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police, split by local authority, and the number cleared up by the police. We don’t receive further details on the specific dates of these crimes and offences. This means we are unable to identify how many drink driving offences were recorded over the festive period in 2015-16 and 2016-17.