MIDDLESBROUGH tops a league table of shame of the places with the most drink-drive convictions.
The North East town’s TS3 postcode has three times the UK average.
Figures show 16.1 drivers per thousand there have a booze rap on their record.
The next highest is 15.9 in the DN1 part of Doncaster.
Wolverhampton’s WV1 postcode is third with 15.3.
Figures revealed by the DVLA under Freedom of Information laws show that four of the ten worst places in the UK are in the North, three in the Midlands and three in Wales.
These areas have more than ten times the numbers in the places with the lowest rates.
The DVLA figures are broken down into almost 3,000 postcode areas.
And they show that 275,000 of the nation’s 41.2 million drivers have a drink-drive endorsement, with a national average of 6.6 per 1,000.
London and many areas of the South are at the bottom of the table — with just one in every 1,000 having a drink-drive conviction.
Other places in the North in the worst ten areas are Grimsby and Blackpool.
Those in the Midlands include a second area of Wolverhampton and the Castle Vale area of Birmingham.
The worst in Wales are Bargoed and New Tredegar, in Caerphilly, as well as Treorchy, Rhondda.
Source: The Sun