Police have appealed to motorists not to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs after 12 people were arrested over the weekend in the north-east.
The offences happened between 7am on Friday July 22 and 7am on Monday across the Aberdeen, Elgin, Peterhead, Inverurie and Alford areas.
Seven drivers provided readings that were in excess of four times the prescribed limit. The drivers involved were aged between 19 and 54.
Police Scotland 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.
“Thankfully, none of the incidents over the weekend resulted in serious injury. Half were reported by members of the public, with the other half being detected by police officers carrying out stop/checks while on patrol.
“While my officers, and those in the local policing teams, will continue to carry out rigorous checks on vehicles being driven on the north-east’s roads, it is absolutely vital that we receive the public’s help and support.
“Please, if you suspect anyone of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving, let us know as soon as possible.
“Phone Police Scotland on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”