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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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The number of breath-tests carried out as part of the campaign was down 12% compared to June 2010; drug drive tests increased by 30% to 337.
Overall, 912 people were breath-tested on Teesside compared with 1,125 last year.
During the Christmas period there was an rise in the number of car crashes that resulted in injuries, but the percentage of positive breath-tests fell significantly from 21 per cent in 2005 to 13 per cent in 2006.
The only sure way to beat drink-driving is to ban the sale of alcohol or breath-test all motorists who get behind the wheel of a car.
Offenders could be breath-tested at any time to ensure they have not breached the order.
Police today described the fall of more than 30 per cent in the number of positive breath-tests in the city - and a large reduction across the West Midlands - as ``very encouraging.''