MORE than 100 drivers were caught drink driving in June by West Mercia Police, new figures reveal.

In West Mercia 121 people either refused to give a test, or tested positive after being breath tested over June 2017 with an additional 43 people failing within Warwickshire.

An additional 107 people in West Mercia, and 13 in Warwickshire, failed a roadside drugs test as part of the summertime campaign, which highlighted the consequences of being caught driving under the influence.

Over the past three years, 122 people have been killed or seriously injured in West Mercia as a result of collisions involving drink or drugs with 89 people killed or seriously injured in Warwickshire.

West Mercia Police have highlighted that around eight per cent of the total number breathalysed across June failed a test, and stress that although the message is getting across it will continue to form an important part of policing in future campaigns.

Chief Superintendent Steve Cullen for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police said: "While the results indicate that the majority of motorists are using our roads responsibly, there are still irresponsible drivers out there who think they can risk drinking or taking drugs and driving, ignoring the devastating consequences that this can cause for them, their family, friends and other road users.

"I welcome that we now have both the testing ability and legislation in place to tackle those people who think it's acceptable to drive under the influence of drugs.

"Enforcing the drink and drug drive law is a year round commitment for both forces, and we continue to work with our partners to reduce harm on the roads."