Police chiefs have urged motorists to remember the importance of staying safe on the roads across Scotland following a string of Easter speeding and rink driving offences across the north and north east.
Between April 10 and 14, 10 people were detected for high level speeding offences and 16 people were detected for drink or drug driving offences by roads officers.
Police said these were “high level” incidents and only a proportion of those recorded across Scotland over the Easter weekend.
Superintendent Simon Bradshaw said: “Drink or drug driving is never acceptable and it is astonishing to see people behave so recklessly, particularly when we all need to be doing our bit to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
“Officers remain on patrol on the road network and in local communities to deal with illegal driving behaviour in order to keep people safe.
“The consequences of speeding or drink or drug driving can be fatal and it simply is not worth the risk.”
On the A96 near Forres a 23-year-old man was detected travelling at 70mph in a 40mph limit and in excess of 100mph in a 60mph limit on April 10.
Police said a 28-year-old woman detected at over three times the alcohol limit on the A9, near Halkirk, Caithness, on April 11, while a 19-year-old man involved in a collision in Wick on April 12 was also found to be over three times the limit.
A 26-year-old woman has been charged with road traffic offences including drink driving, failing to stop and report a collision, driving without insurance and careless driving following a crash in Alness during the early hours of April 13.
And a 29-year-old man has been reported in connection with dangerous driving after being detected in excess of 130mph on the A90 between Peterhead and Ellon on April 12.
Superintendent Bradshaw added: “Now, more than ever, we urge motorists to drive safely and legally and to pay heed to government guidance on staying at home.
“While the roads may be quieter as the majority of people stay at home, there still remains the potential for unexpected changes to road conditions, such as the presence of pedestrians or deer and other wildlife.”