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Don’t Drink and Drive this Christmas

Police in Highland Perthshire are warning drivers that they are prepared to ‘target’ drivers they believe to be driving under the influence.

Across the UK, drink driving laws are the strictest in Scotland and the police are reminding people that they are patrolling Highland Perthshire with an eye out for suspected drivers.

Chief Inspector Graham Binnie said: “Disappointingly a small minority of people still think it is an acceptable risk to take and so our patrols will target those who choose to do so.”

He prompted that the ‘breath limit’ stands at 22mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

And that the ‘blood alcohol limit’ is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml, adding that people below these limits ‘could still be unfit to drive.’

Mr Binnie added: “I would always advocate a policy of no alcohol if you intend to drive. And please be aware that if you are drinking the night before you may still be over the limit the next morning.

“So if you have do have to drive the next morning consider stopping at an appropriate time.”

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