Police issue New Year drink drive warning
East Lothian revellers are being warned of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The annual police campaign targeting those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs is in full swing.
In the second week 79 drink drivers were detected across Scotland, including a man who drove his car at door staff who refused him entry to a pub.
A further six were detected under the influence of drugs and two were suspected by officers of being unfit to drive due to the influence of alcohol.
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) is backing a four-week campaign to target those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Deputy Chief Constable Tom Ewing, who is the ACPOS lead on drink driving, said: “For a second week in our national campaign, I have to report that dozens of drivers across Scotland have failed to heed the message about drink drug driving. I have made it quite clear that every effort will be made ...to end this scourge.
“It is illegal, it is dangerous and it could be fatal. It is worth noting that there is a small decrease in the numbers compared to last year, but that it’s no cause for celebration – the numbers are still unacceptable.”
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