Scotland

More than 150 drink driver vehicles seized

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Image caption Vehicles were taken from repeat offenders, those with high readings and those who refused to give a breath sample

More than 150 people in Scotland had their vehicles seized for drink driving between April 2013 and March 2014.

The vehicles were forfeited by repeat offenders, first offenders with a high alcohol reading and some drivers who refused to give a breath sample.

Those of any value were sold at auction and others were scrapped. All proceeds went into public funds.

Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said there were "tough consequences of drink and drug driving".

He said: "Drivers whose selfish actions result in the deaths of others when they drive under the influence of drink or drugs bring misery and devastation to families and loved ones throughout our communities.

"My message is very clear. You will be caught and when you are, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

"Not only could you lose your vehicle but you will receive a minimum 20-year criminal record."

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