Policeman hits out at 18 drunk drivers

A NORTH-EAST policeman tasked with improving road safety has spoken of his disappointment after 18 drunk drivers were caught in the north-east of Scotland this weekend.

Leslie Harrold, who is Road Safety Manager with Road Safety Grampian, said: “It is extremely disappointing that people continue to ignore the very real dangers of drinking and driving. These people not only risked their own lives but also the lives of others by driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“They will now face a ban of twelve months or more from driving and a fine. That will be twelve months without being able to take the car to work, the shops or on holiday. It is down to good fortune that they did not injure themselves or other innocent road users.”