Friday, January 10th, 2020

185 drivers failed roadside drug tests


185 drivers failed roadside drug tests

Police Scotland share some results following their festive campaign

For the 1st time officers were able to test for drugs at the roadside and found 185 drivers failed roadside drug tests.

Drug tests for cannabis & cocaine resulted in 185 positive results from 480 drivers stopped.

Almost 600 motorists breathalysed between 1 Dec-2 Jan were under the influence of drink/drugs.

A total of 8687 drivers were stopped over the period, with 580 of those detected for drink/drug offences. 29 drivers were caught the morning after they had been drinking.

Some “highlights”:

Incredibly 16 of those positive are required to drive as part of their employment. They may now lose their jobs.

See this article for more information on testing your drivers. 4 Reasons To Carry Out Random Drug & Alcohol Testing In the Workplace


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