Ten people were arrested in West Dunbartonshire during December for alleged offences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The arrests were made between Saturday, December 1 and Friday, December 28 last year, with one driver alleged to have been more than five times over the legal limit of alcohol.

Chief Inspector Scott Carlin, area commander for West Dunbartonshire, said: “It is disappointing that people still find it acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

“Our advice is simple - if you are in any doubt that you may be over the limit then don’t risk it - don’t drink and drive.

“A drink drive conviction won’t only result in a criminal record - drivers should also consider the effect drink driving can have on other areas of their life such as relationships, employment opportunities and vehicle insurance.

“It goes without saying that the impact on those who through no fault of their own, find themselves the victim of a drunk driver can be truly devastating and tragically on occasion, road crashes involving people impaired by drink or drugs can result in people losing their lives.”