FIFTEEN motorists in Fife have been caught drink driving in the first week of a festive crackdown.
All stand to lose their licences, while two face losing their cars after being found driving at over three times the legal limit.
Chief Inspector David McCulloch, Fife Constabulary’s head of road policing, said: “It is very disappointing that after the first week of the festive campaign, officers have already arrested 15 drivers for drink driving offences.
“The first day of the campaign saw a 17-year-old man, with only six months’ driving experience, driving on the M90.
“He failed the roadside breath test and went on to provide a sample indicating he was more than three times the legal limit.”
Chief Insp. McCulloch went on: “Stop points across the region have led to a number of drivers being stopped.
“One 18-year-old was stopped at a routine stop point and provided a sample more than twice the limit.
“A 38-year-old man was similarly stopped and went on to indicate a reading of 113 — the limit is 35.
“Both of the drivers who were over three times the limit stand to lose their vehicles as courts seek their forfeiture.”
And people tempted to drink drive have been warned that the campaign will continue apace throughout the festive period.
Chief Insp. McCulloch said: “As I have said previously, every driver who is stopped for an offence, is involved in an accident or smells of alcohol is guaranteed to be breathalysed.
“Officers will continue to carry out high visibility patrols and stop points across the county.
“I would encourage the public to continue to keep us informed when they suspect someone is driving or going to drive whilst under the influence.
“Take a taxi or arrange a lift. Have a designated driver who stays sober.
“But rest assured that if you take a chance behind the wheel whilst under the influence, we will be there to catch you.”