North-east Police pull over 15 drink and drug drivers in one weekend

Police in the North-east have slammed irresponsible motorists for putting lives at risk – after pulling over a number of drink and drug drivers at the weekend.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 2:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 2:50 pm
Police have slammed drink and drug drivers who put their lives, and the lives of others, at risk.

Over ther weekend, officers across the North East Division dealt with 15 drivers for drink or drug driving offences.

In addition a 42-year-old man was stopped by Road Policing officers speeding at 110 miles per hour on the AWPR Fastlink Stonehaven to Cleanhill Road. He has since been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Lorraine Mackie, of the North East Road Policing Unit in Inverurie, stressed officers would continue to make every effort to ensure drivers putting others in danger are removed from the roads.

She said: “These irresponsible actions of the small minority of drivers is putting others’ lives at risk.

“Our officers will continue to patrol the roads of the north-east and detect these offenders in an effort to keep north-east roads safe.”