Keeping People Safe campaign

As PART of ‘Keeping People Safe’, Police Scotland, Tayside Division, is taking this opportunity to remind motorists that all officers will take every opportunity to detect those committing a drink or drug driving offence and bring them before the courts.

A spokesman said: “The impact of drink or drug driving can be enormous and affects many people, not just those who are caught. Working together, we can rid our roads of these selfish individuals who are not only willing to risk their lives but the lives of others.

“If you are stopped and we find that you are illegally impaired through alcohol or drugs we will not be sympathetic, there are no exceptions, you will be arrested and appear before the court. Drink or drug drivers found guilty will inevitably lose their licence, which in turn can have an impact on their employment status, personal life and social circumstances.

“It is very simple, if you doubt your ability to drive, do not get behind the wheel of any vehicle, its simply not worth it – Don’t Risk It.

“The on-going support from the community is indicative of the contempt in which they view these selfish individuals.”

The public are urged to continue to provide officers with information to assist in the detection of drink and drug drivers, in order for offenders to be placed before the courts at the earliest opportunity.

If anyone wishes to report a suspected drink or drug driver then please call Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively, anonymous reports can be passed via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.