Monday 8 February 2016

I Say Officer, Are You Drunk?

Figures out last week show that Airdrie and Coatbridge (two neighbouring towns near Glasgow) are the drink driving capital of Scotland.

Faced with these shocking statistics it would be safe to assume that Police Scotland will now be out in force in this area with their breathalysers. And quite right too.

I'm tee-total, I don't drink. But I don't pontificate to anyone who does enjoy a drink. That's their business, not mine.

But it does become my business when someone drinks and gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. They then put my life at risk and the life of every other member of the public.

So I look forward to seeing all those drunk drivers from Airdrie and Coatbridge sitting in the dock with lengthy bans and hefty fines.

What I probably won't see in the dock though is police drunk drivers.

Because as Sheriff Dickson commented last year, there's a culture of cover up in Police Scotland. And it's so rife that when a police officer drinks and drives you can expect his police colleagues will turn a blind eye (see here).

If you're in and around the Airdrie and Coatbridge area keep your wits about you.

If you see a police car straddling the white line...keep well back.