Motorists arrested in the North East for drink/drug offences

Eleven motorists were arrested during the weekend in connection with drink/drug driving offences and being unfit to drive in the North East.

By Dawn Renton
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 8:03 pm
A total of 11 motorists were arrested over the weekend.
A total of 11 motorists were arrested over the weekend.

Four motorists were arrested and charged with drink driving, which included a 41-year-old man stopped in the Rothes area of Moray. He was expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court on Monday ( April 11).

Five motorists were arrested with drug driving. One of the drivers, a 21-year-old man also failed to stop for police in Dyce, Aberdeen.

Two motorists were arrested after being found to be unfit to drive.

These vehicles were stopped across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Road Policing Sergeant Chris Smith said: “It was disappointing to see so many offences being detected in a short period of time. Our clear message is there is no such thing as a ‘safe’ alcohol/drug limit for drivers. Getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking is not only irresponsible and dangerous, its criminal, its selfish and it has to stop.”