Over 1,600 drink drivers detected since April 1

POLICE LAUNCH FESTIVE DRINK/DRUG DRIVING CAMPAIGN 2012.'THE annual Festive Drink/Drug Driving campaign organised by the'Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) was'launched today Monday 3 December 'This year senior officers are giving the clear message to drivers "Don't'Drink and Drive" and pledging to use every method at their disposal to'track down those who choose to ignore the warnings.'ACPOS is backed in the campaign by the Scottish Government and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill  'Pic Neil Hanna

POLICE LAUNCH FESTIVE DRINK/DRUG DRIVING CAMPAIGN 2012.'THE annual Festive Drink/Drug Driving campaign organised by the'Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) was'launched today Monday 3 December 'This year senior officers are giving the clear message to drivers "Don't'Drink and Drive" and pledging to use every method at their disposal to'track down those who choose to ignore the warnings.'ACPOS is backed in the campaign by the Scottish Government and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill 'Pic Neil Hanna

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A campaign launched by Police Scotland has detected over 1600 people who have driven under the influence of drink since April 1.

Last month Police Scotland held a four week Summer Drink Drive initiative when almost 17,000 people were breathalysed.

Despite the majority of drivers proving they are responsible drivers too many drivers are putting their lives at those of other in jeopardy - with 84 people being detected for drinking and driving to excess in the final week of the campaign.

During the four weeks of the initiative there were a total of 372 drink drivers and 32 drivers who were impaired due to alcohol or drugs that were detected by officers.

The public support in contacting police with concerns over people who were suspected of drinking and driving was, once again, excellent, and proved to be of great assistance to the police.

Those who were dealt with by police officers and reported to the courts now face a range of fines and a minimum 12 month period of disqualification. Some will also have to deal with having their vehicle forfeited.

To report a drink driver contact Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any officer.

In an emergency call 999.