More drink and drug-drivers caught

A total of 135 motorists were caught driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in the first week of the annual summer campaign in Scotland launched by Acpos.

This is higher than the number of people caught during the same period in 2010.

Of those caught, 119 were caught drink-driving, including a 17-year-old boy who was stopped on the day he passed his driving test.

Police caught 16 motorists who got behind the wheel while high on drugs.

During the first week of the summer campaign in 2010, 100 motorists were caught driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Assistant Chief Constable Tom Ewing, fromAcpos and Fife Police, said: "I am disappointed by these figures which show an increase in the number of offenders caught compared to the first week of last year's campaign. Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs is completely unacceptable."

Police caught one motorist twice on one day.

In one of the most serious incidents, a 28-year-old driver was reported for getting behind the wheel while disqualified, drink-driving, failure to stop, driving without insurance and police assault. When stopped by police, he apparently tried to drive off, dragging officers along with his vehicle, only stopping when it crashed into a wall.

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