Drink warning to motorists

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BUCHAN motorists are being warned “Don’t be tempted to drink drive, you will be caught!”

Following a recent weekend which saw ten drivers reported for failing roadside breathalyser tests Grampian Police’s Head of Road Policing, Chief Inspector Ian Wallace sent out the stark warning to drivers who continue to ignore the dangers of drinking and driving.

He said: “Crews from across the force area recently detected ten drivers who were either drink driving or drunk in charge of their vehicles and who now face being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Eight of the drivers were male aged between 20 and 47 years of age, and two were female aged 25 and 43. Four were detected in the Aberdeen area, two in Turriff and one each respectively in Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Keith.

“The number of drivers being caught this weekend has been disappointing and unacceptable,” continued Ch Insp Wallace.

“Drivers have to realise their responsibility to others, and the danger they are putting themselves, their passengers and other road users into when they get behind the wheel of a car or on a bike when they have had too much to drink.

“This coming weekend will see the changing of the clocks and the start of spring, and as people start to enjoy the better weather we are aware that some will forget or be tempted to take a chance and drive.

“My message is clear. Don’t drink and drive, eventually you will be caught and with that will come the full consequences for your actions.”