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'It's very disappointing to see that there are a number of drivers who continue to take risks' - police in the Highlands arrest five people for failing drug tests and stop 45 people for speeding, over the last weekend, in the Highlands as part of Operation Cedar

By Louise Glen

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POLICE arrest five people on drug driving offences and deal with 45 motorist for speeding over one weekend in the Highlands.

Highland and Islands road policing officers were undertaking patrols as part of Operation Cedar.

Patrols carried out in the Highland region over the weekend resulted in five drug driving detections.

Four men aged 21, 36, 43, and 51 and one female aged 21 were arrested for failing roadside drug wipes.

Patrols also detected 45 incidents of speeding which were dealt with.

Sergeant Neil MacDonald from the Highland and Islands Road Policing Unit said: “It's very disappointing to see that there are a number of drivers who continue to take risks and put themselves and others in danger.

"The consequences of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and speeding can be catastrophic and we will continue to carry out enforcement in order to change driver behaviour and reduce casualties.

"Also at this time of year, the change in clocks and deterioration in weather bring additional hazards and it's essential that all road users think carefully about their actions and take steps to ensure both their driving and vehicle comply with regulations."

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