Police on Bute have warned island residents and visitors tempted to drink and drive over the New Year holiday that extra festive patrols will continue over the next few days.
So far this festive season, Bute’s drivers appear to be getting the message that it’s not worth the risk: no drink-driving incidents have been reported by police on Bute since the annual crackdown began at the start of December, though with more than 4,200 drivers breathalysed by police across Scotland between December 20 and 27 alone - approximately 605 people every day - the chances of being caught are greater than ever.
Should you suspect someone of drink driving, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it to your local police office by dialing 101. In an emergency, you can also dial 999.
Meanwhile, police in Rothesay are appealing for witnesses after the wing mirror of a Suzuki Wagon parked in the town’s Ardbeg Road was smashed between 10pm on December 23 and 8am the next morning.
A number of other vehicles parked in the area had their wing mirrors pushed in around the same time, and anyone with information is asked to dial 101, Police Scotland’s non-emergency contact number, and to ask for Constable Les Duncan at Rothesay police office.