Falkirk police warn of clampdown

The dog went missing from Stirling Street

The dog went missing from Stirling Street

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Police have pledged to target drivers under the influence of drink or drugs in a summer campaign.

The aim of the month-long initiative, which began on Saturday, is to reduce the number of road traffic collisions and injuries on Scotland’s roads.

Figures show there were an estimated 750 casualties from road collisions in 2011 due to drivers being over the limit.

Inspector Ian Martin, of road policing said: “Our commitment to dealing with drink and drug drivers lasts throughout the year.

“This four-week initiative provides us with the opportunity to remind the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

“During summer, there are social events such as barbecues or town shows and village galas, and many people take the opportunity to have an alcoholic drink.

“But we all have a duty to consider the amount of alcohol we consume if we intend to drive.”