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Arrests made across the north-east for driving offences


By David Porter

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Police Scotland arrested 14 drivers this past weekend throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray for failing roadside tests in relation to being under the influence of drink or drugs.

The drivers were made up of 12 men and two women aged between 21 to 48 years.

Some provided positive readings for both drink and drugs and half of those arrested were between 39 and 48 years of age, with one in a stolen vehicle.

Road Policing inspector Steve Manson said, “The risks and consequences of driving under the influence or drink and drugs are regularly highlighted and a number of the drivers dealt with this weekend were as a result of collisions.”

“The drivers under the influence of drugs tested positive at the roadside with many being for cannabis, cocaine or a combination of both.

"These drugs are not only illegal, but what drivers often fail to appreciate is they can remain detectable for up to a week and clearly impair their driving ability.”

“A drink or drug driving conviction results in a mandatory ban as well as significant increases in car insurance with some providers refusing to insure drivers with these types of convictions.”



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