In the United Kingdom the number of drunk drivers has risen drastically, with several teens four years younger than the legal limit, driving under the influence.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, it was discovered that the youngest drunk driver to get caught operating a vehicle under the influence was a 14-year-old boy from West Midlands, England. He was one of the several dozen adolescent underage drivers found driving while intoxicated. Along with the 14-year-old boy, some of the youngest drunk drivers included eight 16-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.
According to the figures in the Freedom of Information Act, an act designed to give the "right of access" to information by public authorities, British forces charged more than 3,000 people with drunk driving. That number is an increase of 409 people from the number of drunk drivers in 2010.
Authorities has tallied a 19 percent increase in the number of people failing breath tests during a month long summer effort to reduce drunk driving.
According to inspector Greg Jennings, drivers of all ages are not only increasing their chances of losing their license but also being charged with fines, imprisonment or be the cause of a fatal accident.
Alice Granville, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, believes there is a lack of education in young drivers concerning the effects of driving inebriated and the dangers of being reckless behind the wheel.
In 2005, Berkshire authorities detained a 12-year-old girl who was found driving inebriated in a Vauxhall Corsa on Christmas day.
Although there are many young drivers operating a vehicle intoxicated, authorities have also pulled over an 85-year-old elderly man for being under the influence.
Just this week authorities busted businessman Arthur Kibble, who was caught selling controversial Alcopal tablets, which claimed to help drivers pass a police breathalyzer by reducing the reading to almost zero.
Published by Medicaldaily.com