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Drivers stopped in Operation Cedar

By SPP Reporter

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FIVE men and two women aged between 23 and 73 have been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the weekend.

The seven people were caught in separate incidents across the Aberdeenshire and Moray area as part of Operation Cedar, which was launched to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the region’s roads

All are due to appear at Peterhead and Elgin Sheriff Courts in the next two days.

Road Policing Sergeant Rob Warnock said: "There has been a number of fatal and serious collisions on roads in Aberdeenshire and Moray where alcohol and drugs have been a factor and it is disappointing that individuals are still putting themselves and others at risk.

"We are determined to do everything we can to make our roads safer and we actively respond to any reports by the public where driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is suspected as doing so can have devastating consequences.

"The safety of all road users and working to reduce the number of casualties on our roads is our number one priority and this is reflected in the ongoing work under the Operation Cedar initiative."

If members of the public have information regarding someone who is drink/drug driving, they are encouraged to report it to police on 101. If they wish to remain anonymous, they are urged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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