POLICE in Inverclyde dealt with multiple reports of motorists under the influence of drink or drugs over the weekend.
Officers stopped a car on Inverkip Road, Greenock at 8:15pm on Friday and the driver, a 35-year-old woman, was searched under drugs legislation whereby a quantity of a substance believed to be cannabis was allegedly recovered.
The woman allegedly failed the roadside drug screening and was charged with being intoxicated while driving.
A few hours later, a car collided with vehicles on Lynedoch Street, Greenock
The driver, a 46-year-old woman, allegedly failed the roadside breath test and will appear at court on a later date.
Police stopped a car because of the manner of driving on Greenock Road, Port Glasgow at 1am on Saturday.
Officers had reason to search the occupants under misuse of drugs legislation whereby a quantity of a substance believed to be cannabis was allegedly recovered.
The driver, a 25-year-old female, allegedly failed the roadside drug screening and was charged with being intoxicated while driving.
The three other occupants will be reported for allegedly being in possession of a controlled drug.
Finally, officers were alerted by community wardens regarding a suspected drunk driver on Princes Street, Port Glasgow at 9:30pm on Saturday.
Police stopped the car a short distance away. The driver, a 66-year-old man, allegedly failed the roadside drink drive procedure and was arrested.
Inspector Paul Thompson said: “Over this weekend, police have responded to multiple reports of drivers who still think its acceptable to drive while intoxicated.
“I would like to thank the public for their assistance by contacting police when they suspect someone is driving while intoxicated either through drink or drugs.
“I would like to re-emphasis that its unacceptable for anyone to drive while intoxicated because you are endangering lives so don’t risk it.”