Scottish public urged to give information on regular drink drivers this Christmas

We've launched a Scottish festive campaign to encourage the public to speak up about drink driving.

In the past year...

  • We have received more than 656 calls fom the Scottish public about drink driving, which were passed onto the police.
  • As a result of this information, 63 pieces of positive action were taken by Police Scotland, and 23 individuals were arrested and charged.

Nationally, drink driving is the second most-reported crime type to Crimestoppers, behind drugs offences.

Now, with the Christmas party season having kicked off, the temptation to drive while over the limit may be higher.

We are urging anyone who has information about individuals regularly drink driving to get in contact.


“Those who drink drive are not only endangering their own lives, they’re putting others at risk too.

“We want to ensure the roads stay safe this Christmas, and we need members of the public to help us do this by passing on information about anyone who is regularly getting behind the wheel while over the drink drive limit.

“By giving information to us, you could help take a potentially dangerous driver off the road. Vital information you give could stop an accident from happening and may even save a life."

- Angela Parker, National Manager for Crimestoppers Scotland



If you see someone attempting to operate a vehicle whilst intoxicated, please call 999 as this may require urgent police action.