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Police carry out drink and drug driving checks

OVER 160 vehicles were stopped by in Shetland by the police over the weekend as part of a summer drink and drug drive campaign.

Officers carried out vehicle checks, which included eyesight tests for drivers, at various locations.

While there were no offences detected with regards the eyesight tests, officers provided advice on several minor vehicle defects.

Several fixed penalties were also issued for parking offences within Lerwick, while one person was reported for speeding.

Emergency service partners along with staff Shetland Islands Council have also been at Anderson High School and Brae High School in recent weeks for the Driving Ambition Initiative, which aims to promote safe driving among young people.

The police said both events were well attended, with the emergency services giving a practical demonstration of their roles at the scene of a road traffic collision.

Members of the public are asked to report any concerns over drink or drug driving via the 101 number, or they can attend Lerwick Police Station.

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