Six times drink drive limit with two children in the car

The Police Scotland enforcement campaign coincides with a Scottish Government awareness scheme to reinforce the message that the best approach is none.
The Police Scotland enforcement campaign coincides with a Scottish Government awareness scheme to reinforce the message that the best approach is none.

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after being stopped by police in Eyemouth at around 3.30pm on Wednesday, December 7.

Officers stopped a Saab car on Seafield Place and the 34-year-old driver was found to be six times over the limit while driving with two children in the rear of the vehicle.

She was subsequently arrested and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean, Local Area Commander for the Scottish Borders, said: “Police Scotland’s annual festive drink-driving campaign is now underway and we will be robustly monitoring routes throughout the Borders to identify anyone who is driving while under the influence.

“Rest assured, if you are caught to be driving while over the limit, you will be arrested, you will lose your licence and this could have a significant impact on both your professional and personal life.

“Quite simply, do not risk it.”

The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland’s festive drink drive awareness campaign gives the simple message ‘the best approach is none’.

Last year – 12 months after the lower drink drive limit was introduced – one in 35 drivers stopped during the festive season were over the legal limit compared with one in 50 motorists the previous year.

More than 20,000 drivers are stopped by police every month and Police Scotland have had extra patrols out on Scotland’s roads since Friday, December 2.