Three motorists in Buchan area charged with drink driving

Call 101 if you have any information
Call 101 if you have any information

The Buchan Community Policing Team have charged three motorists with driving under the influence during an operation to target anti-social driving.

In response to concerns from the community about driving standards, the officers conducted dedicated patrols in the area between Saturday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 24 to focus on road safety issues and road traffic offences.

During the operation three people were stopped and found to be driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

They were charged and will appear in court at a later date.

A 34-year-old man was also stopped and arrested for driving without a licence.

He was also found to be driving without an MOT, road tax or insurance and was expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court this week.

In addition, a number of motorists were stopped by the officers and educated about minor issues.

PC Scott Pennie, of the Buchan Community Policing Team who led the operation, which was part of Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce), said: “This was an intelligence led operation acting on information and complaints received directly from members of the public, and we deployed patrols in areas that are popular with drivers and monitored their behaviour.

“During the operation a number of offences were identified and appropriately dealt with.

“The drivers of the vehicles committing these offences risk having their vehicles seized and over the forthcoming period there will be increased patrols in the Buchan area in an effort to detect such offences.

“We are extremely grateful for the information provided to us by members of the public so far, and we would encourage you to continue informing us of any such offences.

“Please call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous if you have any concerns at all.”