Po­lice crack down on drink driv­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

More than 8,000 driv­ers have been breathal­ysed by po­lice in La­nark­shire as po­lice roll out their sum­mer safety cam­paign.

Run by Po­lice La­nark­shire be­tween June 3 and 17, the two-week ini­tia­tive aimed to crack­down on drink and drug driv­ers and raise aware­ness amongst those at­tend­ing bar­be­cues and sum­mer gar­den par­ties.

Of­fi­cers found 299 driv­ers to be over the limit. This equates to one in 27 driv­ers caught with al­co­hol in their sys­tem.

Po­lice say just one drink could put a per­son over the limit and have rec­om­mended peo­ple avoid al­co­hol en­tirely if they are driv­ing.

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