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Drug and drink drive warning after 14 fail roadside checks in the north-east

By David Porter

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Road Policing officers in the north-east are reminding motorists of the dangers of driving under the influence, after a number of motorists failed roadside checks over the weekend.

Ten motorists – nine men and one woman aged between 57 and 25, were detected to be driving over the alcohol limit, while a further four men, aged between 29 and 21, were detected as drug driving.

All 14 will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Lorraine Mackie said: “Despite our continued efforts to raise awareness of the dangers associated with drink or drug driving, our officers continue to detect these offences far too regularly.

“Driving under the influence can have serious or even fatal consequences, impacting not only the driver but all those involved, including family and friends.

"Police Scotland is committed to taking action against those who selfishly put others at risk by driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.

"I would encourage people to report drink or drug drivers or concerning behaviour to us, officers will act on this information to stop offenders before they injure or kill themselves or someone else.”

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