Police Scotland Set To Target Drunk And Drug Driving

From the 23rd-29th of August Police Scotland intend on cracking down on drivers travelling under the influence.

Police Scotland has revealed that in July alone they conducted 75 roadside drugs tests and 427 roadside breath tests. These tests resulted in 156 drink and drug related traffic offences being reported.

Police Scotland said: “We have sadly seen time and time again that people are willing to risk driving under the influence, or over the limit of drugs is simply unacceptable.”

If you’re caught driving under the influence you can face fines, have your license revoked, face jail time and can potentially lose your job.

Superintendent Simon Bradshaw said: “We have sadly seen time and again that people are willing to risk driving under the influence, or over the limit of drugs and it is simply unacceptable.

“Roadside drug testing has been in place for almost two years and road policing officers are detecting drug driving offences far too regularly. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the drug limits in place and to highlight the dangers that drug driving brings.

“Drug, or drink, driving can and does have fatal consequences which should be enough of a deterrent. If convicted of such an offence, you could go to jail, lose your job and your driving licence and be given a fine.

“If you have concerns someone may be drug driving, please call us so we can take action.”

If you suspect a driver is not sober behind the wheel contact 101 and 999 if it is an emergency.

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