Figures released under the Freedom of Information act show nearly 12 teenagers were arrested under suspicion of drunk driving while the oldest in the country was a 85-year-old. 

The Daily Mail report: 

The youth was among almost a dozen underage drivers suspected of drinking and driving over the past two years, along with eight 16-year-olds and two teens aged 15.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the 14-year-old boy was stopped in 2010 by West Midlands Police.

Meanwhile the oldest driver who faced prosecution for being under the influence of alcohol was 85.

The force charged 3,094 people with drink-driving last year – 409 more than the 2010 figure of 2,685.

The figures emerged after the force recorded a 19 per cent jump in the number of people failing breath tests during a month-long summer crackdown.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.