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Six drivers reported for alleged serious road traffic offences on Highland roads; Incidents on roads on Black Isle and Easter Ross amongst those flagged by Dingwall-based police officer


By Val Sweeney

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The road policing division has carried out high-visibility patrols.
The road policing division has carried out high-visibility patrols.

Six drivers are to be reported for alleged serious road traffic offences in the Highlands following high-visibility patrols by officers from the road policing division.

A 48-year-old man was arrested for alleged drink driving in Easter Ross and was due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court today.

A 22-year-old man was detected driving at 105mph and a 17-year-old man was detected driving at 108mph on the A9 at Arpafeelie on the Black Isle, police said.

Two men, aged 33 and 47, were arrested for drug driving offences in Inverness.

In addition, three young drivers are to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal after being caught driving at excessive speeds.

Elsewhere, an 18-year-old woman was detected driving at 60mph in a 30mph limit in Inverness.

Sergeant David Miller from the road policing unit based in Dingwall said: "These offences were detected following proactive high-visibility patrols in the Highland area.

"Despite repeated warnings and road safety messaging, it appears that a number of drivers are choosing to place themselves and others in significant danger.

"Driving whilst impaired through drink or drugs and speeding are contributory factors for fatal and serious injury collisions which have a lasting effect, not only for those involved but for families, friends and our communities.

"Please consider your actions and drive safely. If you are convicted of drink or drug driving or speeding, you face losing your licence, your job and could go to jail.

"If you have information or concerns about anyone who may be drink or drug driving, please call us on 101. Information from the public can help take dangerous drivers off the road and also helps us to identify areas where we may need to increase proactive patrols."



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