Police in Scotland have criticised “reckless drivers” who have been caught drink driving and speeding over the Easter weekend, despite the lockdown restrictions.
Officers recorded at least 10 speeding offences, eight cases of drink driving and eight drug driving violations between April 10 and April 14.
A 23-year-old man was caught driving at over 100mph near Moray, while a 25-year-old was recorded travelli9ng at 118mph near Chapelhall, North Lanarkshire.
A number of other drivers were involved in accidents or found to be driving without insurance leading to multiple motoring offence charges.
Superintendent Simon Bradshaw, from the Road Policing Division, said: “Drink or drug-driving is never acceptable and it is astonishing to see people behave so recklessly, particularly when we all need to be doing our bit to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
“Officers remain on patrol on the road network and in local communities to deal with illegal driving behaviour in order to keep people safe.
“While the roads may be quieter as the majority of people stay at home, there still remains the potential for unexpected changes to road conditions, such as the presence of pedestrians or deer and other wildlife.
“Nobody can predict what is around the corner and speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly increases your chances of being involved in a crash.
“The consequences of speeding or drink or drug-driving can be fatal and it simply is not worth the risk. Now, more than ever, we urge motorists to drive safely and legally and to pay heed to Government guidance on staying at home.”
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