Stornoway police have been detecting poor driver behaviour and road traffic offences in and around Stornoway on routine patrols since yesterday afternoon (Thursday 2 July).

A driver was stopped on Sandwick Road at 4pm yesterday and issued with a vehicle anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) because of his driving behaviour. A vehicle ASBO was also issued to a driver on Bayhead at 9.30pm yesterday.

Two drivers were detected using mobile phones while driving in separate incidents at 8pm and 8.30pm on Bayhead yesterday evening.

This morning (Friday 3 July) police on routine patrol stopped a driver on the A859 Lochs Road near Arnish, after witnessing a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre. He’s to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for the offence.

Police are also currently actively engaged in a summer drink-driving campaign, which resulted in a man being arrested and charged in Stornoway last weekend.

Inspector Donnie Mackinnon from the road policing division based in Dingwall said: “Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is entirely unacceptable, the consequences can be catastrophic so please make the sensible decision to think twice and don’t do it.

“If you have information or concerns about anyone who may be drink or drug driving, please call us on 101. Information from the public can help take dangerous drivers off the road and also helps us to identify areas where we may need to increase proactive patrols.”