Driving under Influence

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th July 2015.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of abolishing the blood alcohol content test when a person has been arrested for suspected drink driving.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department is of the view that it is still necessary to maintain the current blood testing regime to cater for those circumstances where a breath test is not possible.

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