A man has been charged after allegedly driving at more than double the speed limit while drunk behind the wheel.
The 29-year-old was detected travelling yesterday morning on the A96 Huntly to Inverurie road.
Road policing sergeant, Pete Henderson, said the alleged offence came at a time when the force was launching a campaign aimed at cracking down on drink driving.
He said: “Monday was the start of the national Summer Drink Drive campaign and so it’s particularly disappointing that, despite continued messages and enforcement, people are still driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
“For those who are detected and charged in relation to drink or drug driving it is a minimum 12 month driving ban, a criminal record, a substantial fine and the possibility of a prison sentence.
“Although the current campaign finishes at the end of next week, I would encourage anyone with concerns regarding a driver or intelligence regarding drink or drug drivers to call us on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.
“The safety of all road users in the north-east is a priority and we continue to urge motorists to consider if they are fit to drive – particularly the morning after when they may still be over the limit from having consumed alcohol the night before.”
The man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.