New drink drive device in use by Arran police
New equipment has arrived on Arran, meaning anyone caught drink driving can be dealt with more quickly and efficiently.
The island has its first Intoximeter device, meaning the results of a roadside breath test can be confirmed by the new equip- ment at Lamlash police office without a doctor having to perform a blood test.
Sergeant Dougie Robertson said police on Arran could now deal with drink driving offences in a ‘far more efficient manner’. It will also take some pressure off the NHS on the island. Sergeant Robertson told the Banner: ‘Ultimately, having the Intoximeter device means the police on Arran have access to the same processes and procedures which are used to tackle drink driving on the mainland and will allow us to take swift action against those who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol, putting not only their lives but those of others in danger.’
Arran will now take part in the festive drink drive campaign and other initiatives during the year.