DRINK AND DRIVE RISE.
THE number of drink-driving offences in Scotland soared by almost a third during Christmas week, new figures have revealed.
During the seven-day period, 211 offenders were apprehended compared to 159 in 2004. And overall in December, 620 drivers have been caught over the limit in Scotland - a ten per cent increase on last year.
Strathclyde - Scotland's biggest police force - nabbed the largest number by catching 242 offenders.
Lothian and Border was second highest with 78 drink-drivers.
Meanwhile, there has been a three-fold increase in the number of motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs with incidents rising from 12 in December 2004 to 35 this year.
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Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; John Vine of Tayside Police, speaking on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers The Association of Chief Police Officers or ACPO is the lead organisation for developing police policy in the United Kingdom (except Scotland in times of national need, for example terrorist attacks, ACPO coordinates the strategic operational response. Scotland, said he found the figures "disappointing".
He added: "With Hogmanay coming up, I would urge anybody going out to drink to arrange a lift home or order a taxi."
Road Safety Scotland warned: "Drink-drivers face up to 14 years imprisonment Imprisonment
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DISAPPOINTED: Chief Constable John Vine; TEST: Breath