12 arrested for drink driving offences over weekend in the North East

Half on the twelve incidents were reported by members of the public while the other half was detected by police officers.

Half on the twelve incidents were reported by members of the public while the other half was detected by police officers.

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Twelve people were arrested this weekend for drink driving in the North East.

The offence, which occurred between 7 am on Friday July 22 and 7 am today, took place in Peterhead, Inverurie, Elgin, Alford and Aberdeen.

Seven drivers provided readings that were in excess of four times the prescribed limit.

The drivers involved were aged between 19 and 54 years.

Road Policing Inspector Jon Barron said: "It simply beggars belief that, despite the many warnings that have been given on this subject previously, the sad truth is that there is still a small minority of motorists who seem intent on putting themselves, and others, at risk by choosing to drive having consumed alcohol or drugs.

"It is a proven fact that any alcohol in your system can drastically impair your ability to drive. That so many drivers are still continuing to ignore this is a matter of huge concern."

Half of the incidents over the weekend were reported by members of the public while the other half were caught by police officers.

None of the incidents resulted in serious injury.