Drink driver caught in police check

A man was caught drunk driving while disqualified following a police operation.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 8th August 2016, 12:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:03 pm
The driver was caught during a police operation
The driver was caught during a police operation

The 36-year-old was stopped in the Maddiston area on Friday, July 29.

He pled guilty when he appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on August 2 and will be sentenced at a later date.

Sergeant Craig Heron of Braes Ward policing team said: “Those who drive under the influence of alcohol are a danger to other road users and pedestrians. Experience also shows us that people without a licence or insurance are more likely to be involved in an accident.

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“This incident shows that police will proactively stop and check drivers to ensure that they are fit to drive and hold a valid licence.

“Those caught drunk driving risk losing the vehicle which can be seized by police. An automatic driving ban usually follows when a person is convicted.

“I ask members of the public to report anyone who drives whilst under the influence of alcohol or without a licence by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”