Tower Hamlets is one of the worst boroughs in London for drink driving accidents

Police breathalyse a suspected drink driver. Picture: PA Images/David Cheskin

Police breathalyse a suspected drink driver. Picture: PA Images/David Cheskin - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tower Hamlets has one of the highest numbers of reported drink driving accidents in London, figures reveal.

A total of 20 incidents were logged in the borough in 2016, according to the latest government data compiled by click4reg.co.uk.

Tower Hamlets matched Havering in incidents where a police officer attended the scene, beaten only by Hounslow (26 incidents), Haringey (22) and Lambeth (21).

A further two accidents were caused by drivers “impaired by drugs” at the wheel.

Nearly 400 drink driving accidents were recorded in the capital’s boroughs overall, a 13 per cent rise from the previous year.

Incidents in Tower Hamlets rose by a third, or five accidents, over the period.

London local authorities with the fewest reported drink driving accidents in 2016 were: Islington (three), Kensington and Chelsea (four), and City of London (four).