Tayside and Central Scotland

Concerned motorists report drunk tipper truck driver

A tipper truck driver was caught six times over the legal drink drive limit after concerned members of the public contacted police.

The vehicle was stopped on the M80 at Pirnhall, near Stirling, on Friday, where the 49-year-old driver failed a roadside breath test.

He was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.

Police Scotland said two other motorists are also due to appear in court for drink driving offences.

A 48-year-old man was found to be more than seven times the drink drive limit after being stopped and breathalysed in Alloa on Saturday.

Another man, who was driving with two children in the vehicle, was charged after failing a breath test on Saturday.

Insp Roddy MacMillan said: "I am very disappointed to note that each driver was substantially over the drink drive limit.

"I want to reiterate our message, that no amount of alcohol is safe when you are getting behind the wheel of a car.

"Anyone found to be driving over the limit will be charged, will go to court and will lose their driving licence and possibly their livelihood."

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