Following the sentencing of 36 year old Sean Hills of Stonehaven at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today (March 4) Police Scotland have released the following statement.
Hills received a five and a half month custodial sentence and a six-year disqualification from driving after pleading guilty to being unfit to drive through drink or drugs, and a charge of dangerous driving.
Roads Policing Inspector Ewan Innes said: “On both occasions that this male has been caught driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs it has been as a direct result of members of the public reporting his erratic driving to the Police.
“I would reiterate our thanks to those who have come forward to report these incidents and confirm that Police Scotland will continue to react to reports of this nature in a robust manner.
“Over 50% of drivers caught drink or drug driving are a direct result of the public reporting erratic driving to the Police. Although deaths as a result of drink driving are reducing it still accounts for up to 15% of fatal collisions on our roads and I would urge drivers to remember that they are risking their lives, their passengers lives and the lives of other road users.
“The sentence handed out today by the courts sends a strong message that drink or drug driving will not be tolerated.
“Anyone with concerns can contact us by calling 101 or by anonymously calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”