Five people have been charged with drink-driving in the north-east in the last 24 hours alone.
Police said one of the motorists was 19 years old while another was found to be more than three times over the legal limit.
All five will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
Road Policing Sergeant Scott Deans said: “It is always disappointing to find that there are motorists out there who make the decision to drink and drive, the consequences to those caught are very significant.
“Additional patrols will be deployed in the run up to the festive period to deter or detect those who drink and drive so it may be prudent to ensure that if you are on a night out and drinking that you have alternative transport plans in place to get home.”