Police have condemned 19 people caught drink-driving in Grampian after the first week of a summer clampdown.
Police said there was no excuse for drinking and driving
Officers stopped and breathalysed a total of 243 drivers on the region's roads. All the offenders were men.
Grampian Police said drivers had been warned motorists would be stopped during the campaign.
Road safety manager Leslie Harrold said: "For those 19 who failed the test, if successfully prosecuted, they will be banned from driving."
He added: "They may lose their job, will not be able to take their car to go on holiday. They will not be able to take their partner to the shops and will not be able to drop their children off at their friends house.
"Being a convicted drink-driver will likely mean higher motor insurance premiums, you will have problems trying to hire a car in the future and the conviction is on your driving licence for 11 years.
"Was it really worth it having that drink and then driving?"
Police urged members of the public to report anyone they suspect of drink-driving immediately as they risk their life and the lives of others.