Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police has reported that each of their forces have made over 500 arrests for drug driving within the past year.
The figures released for between March 2015 and April 2016 show that in Great Manchester there were some 575 arrests and in Cheshire their arrest level was at 546.
The figures have come through a Freedom of Information Request made by the BBC.
These figures have been released as Greater Manchester Police start a month long campaign, targeting drink and drug drivers.
Inspector Susan Redfern from GMP’s Road Policing Unit said: “It’s easier than ever for us to bring drug drivers to justice. If you’re taking the risk; it’s only a matter of time before you get caught.
“Drink and drug driving ruins lives and we want your summer to be memorable for the right reasons. Don’t ruin it with a conviction or, worse still, serious injury or death.
“Please stick to ‘none for the road’ if you’re driving. If you’re under the influence, arrange alternative transport home or nominate a designated driver.”
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