Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Train driver arrested for being 'intoxicated'

Waverley Station
Image caption The man was arrested at Edinburgh's Waverley Station

A train driver has been arrested for allegedly being intoxicated at Waverley Station in Edinburgh.

The 54-year-old ScotRail employee was arrested on Wednesday at about 11:45 and has been removed from duties.

It is understood the British Transport Police is waiting for the results of tests before sending a report to the procurator fiscal.

It has been reported that the man may have been about to drive a late-night train to Glasgow.

'Rare occurrence'

ScotRail confirmed that a driver has been removed from duties for an alleged breach of the company's strict alcohol and drugs policy.

A spokeswoman said: "A member of ScotRail staff raised the alarm and immediately alerted a manager and British Transport Police.

"This is an extremely rare occurrence, however, the safety of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance and we are providing all assistance to rail and police authorities."

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "A 54-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly being intoxicated while on duty. Inquiries are ongoing."

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