LESSONS ARE NOT being learned by motorists who are still prepared to take to the roads after drinking alcohol – despite the lowering of the drink/drive limit last year.
Eight motorists were stopped and charged with drink/drive offences by officers from the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray police force – including at least one in Buckie.
Two of those caught – men aged 26 and 36 – were due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday after they refused to provide a breath specimen when requested to do so by police.
Another six motorists aged between 19 and 25 were charged after being stopped at roadside checks in Buckie, Peterhead, Laurencekirk, Fraserburgh and Banff and will appear in court at a later date.
Inspector Ewan Innes said he was disappointed at the number of men found to be ovr the limit: “Our message is clear – don’t drink and drive.
“It is disappointing that so many motorists have been stopped for drink driving in a relatively short period of time.
“I would urge motorists to again think ahead if they are out for an evening and having a drink that they plan their journey home. Arrange for a designated driver, take public transport or book a taxi, it’s just not worth risking it.”