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Scottish drink-drive incidents rise

Results from a police operation against drink driving over the festive period in Scotland revealed a 12% increase in the number of people caught driving over the limit. Despite a widescale publicity campaign and the threat of vehicles being confiscated, Scottish police caught 478 drivers over the limit. Under new laws to punish drink drivers, 104 of those motorists now face losing their cars – which will either be sold or crushed, depending on the value of the car. The number of motorists found to be under the influence of drugs behind the wheel rose by 44% from last year.

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