Three drivers in the Highlands and islands have been charged with drink driver offences since the launch of a police campaign urging motorists not to drink and drive during the festive period.
A 49-year-old man and a 56-year-old man are due to appear from custody today following offences at the weekend.
A 37-year-old woman was also arrested and is due to appear in court at a later date.
The campaign, which started on Saturday, will run throughout the festive period and aims to reduce the number of people committing offences related to drink or drug driving.
The national campaign will include high visibility static checks and mobile patrols on the roads.
Road Policing Inspector Neil Lumsden said: “Drink driving is not acceptable at any time of the year and the festive period is no exception.
“People should be able to enjoy themselves at this time of year but I would urge anyone going out for a drink to plan their travel in advance so that the need or temptation to drive whilst under the influence is removed.
“Policing in the Highlands and islands benefits from strong public support and we know that about 50% of all drivers detected driving whilst unfit due to drink or drugs are as a result of a report by a member of the public.
“We have a zero tolerance approach to drink driving and if you are caught over the limit, even if only slightly, you will face criminal action and risk losing your driving licence and having your vehicle seized.
“Please enjoy yourself during the festive period, and if you are going to drive my advice is do not drink any alcohol. Don’t let alcohol or drugs ruin your own or anybody else’s festive season.”
Anyone with concerns about a suspected drink or drug driver is urged to contact 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.