A national campaign to crack down on drink-driving during the World Cup saw one in ten people over the limit, fail or refuse a test.
The Summer Drink Drive campaign, which ran from June 5 to July 5, caught drivers taking advantage of the hot weather to socialise and ignoring the no-drinking advice.
Of the 78,411 motorists stopped, 7,392 tested positive, failed the test or refused to take one at all.
Of the 10,261 breath tests taken as a result of a collision, nearly six per cent were positive, failed or refused.
In the West Midlands, more than 20,000 motorists were stopped, 3,225 breath-tested and 505 proved positive - 294 more than last year when 1,477 people were tested.
Thirty-four people were dealt with for driving while suspected of being unfit due to drink and drugs, a sharp rise from last year's figure - a two-week campaign - of two.
Pc Steve Rogers, from the West Midlands Road Policing Unit, said: "The drink-drive message does not appear to be getting through.
"This year we have purposefully picked areas to run the stop checks where we are most likely to come across drink drivers.
"The rise in statistics may be due partly to this and shows we are catching and tackling some of the worst offenders."
Mr Rogers said drink-drive tests would be carried out throughout the year, even though the campaign had ended.
"Drink driving cost lives and livelihoods. Not only could you kill yourself or someone else, a conviction could mean you lose your job.
"Make sure you know how you are getting home before you go out and take full advantage of night buses, licensed taxis and designated driver schemes."