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Road policing officers in the Highlands and Islands are again warning people not to drink and drive after a significant number of motorists were caught over the limit in January.

A high profile national campaign was held targeting drink and drug drivers during the festive season - and officers have continued to stop drivers suspected to be over the limit throughout January.

Inspector Neil Lumsden said: "The safety of all road users in the Highlands and islands is a priority for us and we will not tolerate drivers taking the law into their own hands in this way.

"Time and again we warn that we will take action against drink drivers yet a small but significant minority of drivers continue to think they can ignore these messages.”

He said police will target drink drivers “365 days of the year.”

He added: “You have to be lucky every time - we only have to stop you once. We will catch you.

"If you choose to drink and drive you are putting lives at risk as well as your livelihood.

"Law abiding motorists can rest assured that we continue to watch for drink drivers and will always take action against those found to be over the limit.

"Our advice remains if you need to drive then it is best not to drink at all - there is no safe limit.”

Police issue drink driving warning

3 February 2018