Nearly 8,000 people were arrested for drug-driving in England and Wales in the last year, figures show.

Regulations were introduced last year to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs.

According to figures obtained through freedom of information requests by BBC Radio 5 Live, 7,796 people were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving between March 2015 and April this year.

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