Dismay from senior police officer over drink drive offenders

Dismay over continued drink/driving offenders.
Dismay over continued drink/driving offenders.

THE SENIOR POLICE officer in charge of roads policing has this week expressed his dismay that just days after a warning over drink driving several arrests were made in Moray and Aberdeenshire.

A weekend exercise conducted by North East Division officers saw offenders being caught in Elgin, Forres and Buckie as well as around several areas in Aberdeenshire.

Inspector Jon Barron insisted that his officers would continue to deter those who appear determined to put their own lives and that of others at risk.

“Only last week I pleaded with motorists to act responsibly and not to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs,” Insp Barron said, adding: “Sadly, this past weekend, a small minority have again seen fit to put themselves and others at risk by ignoring the advice I offered.

“These drivers will now have to face the significant consequences of their irresponsible actions – personal, financial and a variety of others.

“As I said previously, my officers, and those in the Local Policing Teams, will continue to do our utmost to deter those who seem intent on putting lives at risk on the North-East’s roads.

“Public help and support is absolutely crucial to help us ensure we can all use the roads safely and free from those willing to endanger us all by having been drinking or taken drugs. Please, if you think someone may be driving under the influence, tell us as soon as you can.

“Phone Police Scotland on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and if you think the situation merits an emergency response, please call 999.”