Edinburgh crime: Drunk driver arrested and charged after being stopped by officers in the Currie area of Edinburgh

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A man has been arrested and charged with drink driving after he was stopped by police in Edinburgh.

Officers from Wester Hailes caught the motorist, a 59-year-old man, driving in the Currie area on Tuesday, October 4.

Police then asked the man to take an alcohol breath test, which he failed. He was subsequently arrested and charged with drink driving.

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Road Policing Scotland announced the arrest on Twitter, writing “Some proactive policing by officers from Wester Hailes last night resulted in a 59-year-old male being arrested and charged with drink driving in the Currie area after providing a positive breath test.”

Officers urged drivers to be responsible, adding: “Allow life to thrive. Don't drink and drive.”

The legal drinking limit for drivers in Scotland is 22 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath.

Being convicted of drink driving will result in a driving ban for at least 12 months, and could see drivers hit with a £5,000 fine or imprisonment.