Edinburgh and Midlothian police stop multiple drivers 'under the influence'

The word 'Police' below the fluorescent decals on a police car on a UK street, with other police vehicles in the distance.
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A number of drivers were stopped in their tracks on Saturday (June 22) night.

Police Scotland revealed they pulled over five drivers across Edinburgh and Dalkeith as they cracked down on reckless motorists.

Posting on social media, they shared that they stopped three drivers who were found behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Another driver was found to have no insurance and a vehicle was also seized.

Police Scotland said on X: "Edinburgh Road Police and Dalkeith Road Police nightshift were busy detecting drivers under the influence of drink and/or drugs last night.

  • Three x Drink/Drug Drivers

  • one x No Insurance

  • one x Vehicle seizure."

Under the Road Traffic Act 1998, it is an offence to drive a vehicle without a licence that is appropriate to a vehicle of that particular class.

Drivers found to be without a licence can be issued three to six penalty points, up to £1,000 fine if it's an isolated offence and an unlimited fine if there is no insurance.