7 charged in NE over weekend with alleged drink drive offences

Published 21 May 2018

Seven motorists were charged in connection with alleged drink driving offences at the weekend – urging officers once again to appeal to the public to never drink and drive.

Six men and one woman will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to three incidents in Aberdeen, two in Turriff, one in Stonehaven and one in Fraserburgh.

Road Policing Sergeant Andrew Meikleham said: "The safety of all road users in the North East is a priority for us and we will not tolerate drivers taking the law into their own hands in this way.

“As well as endangering the safety of others you run the risk being reported to the court, disqualified from driving for a minimum period of 12 months, gaining a criminal record for a lengthy period and, in some cases, your vehicle may be forfeited.

“If you do decide to drink when you are out please plan ahead and think about how you are going to get home. Our advice remains that if you need to drive, then it is best not to drink at all - there is no safe limit.

“Law abiding motorists and other road users can be rest assured that we continue to watch for drink drivers and will always take action against those found to be over the limit. Anyone with concerns about a suspected drink or drug driver is urged to contact 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.”

 

 


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Your Community

Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: North East


Originally Published: