Drink-driver did 70 in 40 zone while three times over limit

Published: 27 Apr 2011 13:307 comments

A WEST FIFE drink-driver was caught doing nearly double the permitted speed on Queensferry Road in Dunfermline while three times over the legal limit.

Fife police were out in force on the region's roads last weekend as part of an action plan targeting speeding and dangerous driving.

The 35-year-old man was detected travelling at more than 70mph in the 40mph zone on Saturday evening.

When stopped by officers they detected the smell of alcohol from the driver and he subsequently provided a sample of breath which allegedly showed he was three times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Marked and unmarked police vehicles were used to maximise the impact during the clampdown.

Over the weekend a total of 17 drivers were reported for speeding offences and 28 penalty tickets were issued across the region for a variety of motoring offences.

Deputy head of road policing, Inspector Brenda Sinclair, said fatal road crashes in Fife were at an all-time low and hailed the efforts of police and the public.

She said, "We are committed to focusing our enforcement activity towards those most vulnerable on Fife's roads.

"Those who choose to drive at speeds well in excess of the legal limit place both themselves and other road users at risk.

"Those who choose to endanger themselves and others will find themselves facing the consequences in court, where they can be heavily fined and even disqualified.

"My advice is simple, obey the speed limits and drive with care and help keep Fife's busy road network safe."

Starting this Monday the Fife Mobile Camera Unit will be stationed on the A823 Queensfery Road and A907 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline; A92 Crossgates to Cowdenbeath road; and the A985 Crombie to Kincardine road.

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  • Bob the Builder
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    Apr 27, 19:03
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    I'm surprised there are any roads left in West Fife where it is possible to speed without encountering speed bumps or potholes...

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  • Jeely-Nay
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    Apr 27, 23:50
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    He didna feel them likes, he was mad oan the Bucky, ken.

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  • MyDadsAnArab
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    Apr 28, 06:40
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    And the all time low for fatal crashes is largely thanks to vehicle improvements, an ageing population and high cost of fuel keeping motorists of the road.

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    Apr 28, 09:01
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    aye jeely-nay, i heard he was burst efter a bottle eh the good stuff n a bottle eh that red mad dog, always recipe for disaster min

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  • council tax payer
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    Apr 28, 10:31
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    WELL name and shame the road rage he will get points and band for few years he should be baned for life .WHAT if he knocked some one down idot.

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  • Dazza
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    Apr 28, 11:05
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    If its the bit of road i am thinking of it should be a 60 not a 40 long and annoying part of road no residental houses on it either

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  • Jayc182
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    May 1, 06:28
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    you cant make it a 60 Dazza, first of all their is 5 bus stops on both sides of that road, and it would be far to dangerous for busses to get back onto road after stopping.

    Secondly you have traffic emerging from the golf club and sports centre.

    The road is fine at 40, lets not forget someone lost their lifes on that road not so long ago.

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