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Drug-drivers targeted by police
People who drive while under the influence of drugs are being targeted by a new West Midlands Police campaign.

The force said illegal substances were a factor in one eighth of all road fatalities involving men aged under 24.

During a 2006 summer drink-drive campaign, 14% of those drug-tested tested positive for class A substances.

Patrols will stop drivers and carry out field-impairment tests at the roadside to check that they are fit to drive, as part of the four-week campaign.

Pc Steve Rogers, of the force's road policing unit, said: "We want to raise awareness of the fact that people who take drugs and drive will be caught.

"Our message is that if you are a drug user and think you can get away with it, think again."


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