Festive campaign

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FIFE Constabulary has launched its annual Festive Drink and Drug Driving Campaign.

The campaign will see the introduction of tough new measures targeting first time offenders who provide a sample for analysis, which is three times the legal limit or more and also those offenders who refuse to provide a sample for analysis without a reasonable excuse.

As well as receiving a criminal record, a substantial fine and an automatic 12 month ban, these drivers may now have their vehicle seized and, on conviction, have it taken away – for good.

Head of Road Policing in Fife, Chief Inspector David McCulloch, said: “Tackling the menace that drink and drug filled drivers bring to our roads at this time of the year means we will be increasing the number of patrols on Fife’s busy road network. Police will be out in force across the Kingdom in both marked and unmarked vehicles and will regularly be acting on information provided by the public to catch those who flaunt the law.”