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Police / Drug drivers detected in police patrols

Photo: Shetland News

THIRTY five driving related offences were detected by police during a special operation in Shetland between Friday and Monday.

These offences include drug driving and speeding.

Officers stopped and checked over 80 vehicles during the operation, which was led by road policing officers from the Highlands and Islands.

Road policing constable Chris Donaldson said: “Police Scotland is committed to reducing casualties, improving road safety and targeting criminal use of the roads across Scotland and that includes our Island communities.

“As we enter the winter months when the weather can be more changeable it is important that our vehicles are ready. Now is the time to check your vehicle, especially the tyres, and ensure it is ready for winter.

“Unfortunately during this recent visit we are still detecting individuals who have taken the decision to drive whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

“We are now even better prepared to tackle drug drivers and will continue our zero tolerance approach.”

Anyone with concerns about a suspected drink or drug driver should contact police on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.

People can also pass on anonymous information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.