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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 09:11 GMT 10:11 UK
Drink-drive motorists condemned
Motorist being breathalysed
Police said there was no excuse for drinking and driving
Police have condemned 19 people caught drink-driving in Grampian after the first week of a summer clampdown.

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.




SEE ALSO
Summer crackdown on drink-driving
15 Jul 07 |  Scotland
Police condemn drink-drive rise
05 Jan 07 |  North East/N Isles
Drink-drivers branded 'shocking'
20 Dec 06 |  North East/N Isles
Anti drink-drive message launched
06 Dec 06 |  North East/N Isles
'Learn from my drink drive ban'
06 Dec 04 |  Scotland

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