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Police snare eight drink and drug drivers across the northern Highlands

By Philip Murray

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A police officer with a breathalyser.
A police officer with a breathalyser.

EIGHT more drink and drug-drivers have been snared by police during an ongoing crackdown this week.

The drivers, who were caught in Caithness, Ross-shire and the Black Isle, were aged 18 to 56 and take the total caught in the past fortnight to 17. Six of the eight were men and two were women.

Inspector Richard Ross of Dingwall Police Station said: "Every single driver we find under the influence of alcohol or drugs is disappointing and we will continue to carry out proactive work to address this issue.

“These detections show that the message is simply not sinking in for some drivers. Getting behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs is extremely reckless and puts every other road user in danger.

"Tackling drink driving remains a priority for officers in the North Highland command area and we will continue to take robust action to remove offenders from the roads.

"We know that the vast majority of people do not tolerate drink or drug drivers and nor should they have to. You can pass on any information you have by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, while you can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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