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Hundreds of drink-driver cars seized

MORE than 150 people had their vehicles seized because of drink-driving between April 2013 and March.

They were forfeited by repeat drink and drug driving offenders, first offenders driving or attempting to drive with a high alcohol reading and those who refused to give a sample of breath to the police without a reasonable excuse. Those of any value were sold at auction by Police Scotland and others were scrapped for their metal value. All proceeds went back into public funds.

Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, QC, repeated a warning he delivered at the launch of this summer's drink-driving campaign.

He said: "My message is very clear; you will be caught and when you are, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

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