Appeal to motorists not to drive after drink and drugs

Police Scotland are urging motorists to be safe on the roads
Police Scotland are urging motorists to be safe on the roads

Police Scotland has renewed its appeal to motorists not to drive if they have consumed alcohol or drugs.

In April 2016 to date, there have been 32 people arrested for drink/drug driving across the North-East.

During the weekend of April 16/17, a total of 13 drivers were arrested. Of these, seven had been involved in collisions. No-one was seriously injured as a result.

Those arrested this month ranged from 19 to 75 years of age.

They were dealt with in various communities’ right across the division; from Banchory to Bridge of Don, Elgin to Ellon and Forres to Fraserburgh.

Many of the reports involved other offences being discovered such as driving without a licence, not having insurance, dangerous driving, police assault and possession of drugs.

Several drivers appeared in Court from custody, others were released on undertaking to appear in Court in the very near future.

Although the prescribed limit is 22 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, a quarter of those motorists arrested this month have provided readings in excess of four times this level.