Dozens of drivers caught behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs

PIC LF  21/12/2005'POLICE CHECKS IN CAMELON
PIC LF 21/12/2005'POLICE CHECKS IN CAMELON

POLICE stopped more than 50 motorists during the annual festive drink and drug-driving crackdown.

Drivers have been warned to not risk becoming the latest casualty of the high-profile campaign by the Association of Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS).

Since the start of the initiative on Monday, December 3, officers have caught 54 people over the drink-drive limit or driving under the influence of a drug.

Eight could have their cars confiscated as a result, due to being repeat offenders, more than three times over the limit or refusing to provide a specimen.

Superintendent Jim Baird, head of road policing for Strathclyde, said: “The party season is well and truly in full swing and we want to make sure that people have a safe and enjoyable time.

“There is always the temptation to think that you are okay to drive – especially the morning after, however, this is not always the case.

“We have identified certain hot-spot areas where officers will check not only the fitness of the driver of their car, but also the fitness of their car to drive.”

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