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breath test

Brit a chemical test of a driver's breath to determine the amount of alcohol he has consumed
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Even if a drinker is breath-tested and found to be at the highest level, they will not necessarily be barred.
AMAZED: Reece Gledhill, 16, who was stopped and breath-tested while riding his bike Picture by Julian Hughes (JH271207Breece-2)
Merseyside Police last night revealed that they stopped more cars and breath-tested more motorists than ever before - with more than 10,000 drivers being targeted in the crackdown, equating to a 51% increase on 2005.
Deputy Shortall (pictured) added that there is something completely wrong when we allow thousands of motorists to drive under the influence on Irish roads while a far smaller number of train drivers can be breath-tested.
Offenders could be breath-tested at any time to ensure they have not breached the order.
During the monthlong campaign in June, 3,034 drivers were stopped in the region and breath-tested.
A BLITZ on drink-drivers over the festive period by Warwickshire Police saw more than 3,000 people breath-tested.
Overall, 912 people were breath-tested on Teesside compared with 1,125 last year.
Police in England and Wales breath-tested a record 155,000 drivers during the campaign - 6.4% more than the previous year.
Police in England and Wales breath-tested a record 155,000 drivers during the festive campaign (6.4 per cent more than the previous year), but encouragingly the number of motorists failing or refusing to take a test fell from 9,658 to 7,774.
The Association of Chief Police Officers advises all motorists involved in a collision must be breath-tested.
Just nine per cent of drivers were breath-tested in the last three years - compared with an astonishing 64 per cent in Finland.