Drunk driver arrested for doing doughnut manoeuvres in West Lothian

A drunk driver has been arrested after being spotted doing doughnuts in a West Lothian car park.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 7:23 pm
Police were involved in a crackdown to stop anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving in West Lothian.

Road policing and community officers were involved in a crackdown last weekend following complaints from local residents to anti-social behaviour at both Howden Park and Asda supermarket in Livingston.

In one instance, police arrested a 23-year-old man for doing doughnuts while five times over the legal drinking limit. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.

A further three offenders have been reported to the court, with five issued with Fixed Penalty Notices, one prohibition order issued against a motorcyclist.

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A total of 13 others received warnings for further driving infringements in the two areas.

In a social media post, a Police Scotland spokesperson said further dates are planned for similar activity to target those who continue to behave in an anti-social manner, either through alcohol or their driving behaviour.

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