Police operation targets inconsiderate driving in isles
Police in Shetland carried out a specific operation to target bad driving on Shetland’s roads last week.
Officers involved in “Operation Route” charged more than 30 people, including for inconsiderate driving, between last Wednesday and Friday.
The police said the “intelligence-led patrols” were aimed at “anyone using the road to facilitate crime”, or travelling to or from the scene of a crime, as well as driving offences.
The operation was led by PC Calum MacAulay and resulted in one driver being charged with dangerous driving, two drivers charged for insurance offences and two drivers charged for crimes “relating to justice”.
A further 27 were charged for speeding and other miscellaneous road traffic offences, and one person was found in possession of controlled drugs.
One driver was apprehended for drink driving, which resulted in vehicle forfeiture.
Some of those caught would be reported to the procurator fiscal, the police said.