Police are reminding people not to drive over the festive period if they have been drinking.

Additional road patrols have been deployed to look out for drink drivers and anyone caught will be arrested and could be held in the cells.

Police Scotland

Offenders are likely to lose their driving licence with all that entails.

If you’ve committed a traffic offence, been involved in an accident, or they suspect you are driving with alcohol in your body, Police Scotland can carry out a roadside breath test.

 Anyone who fails the test, or refuses to take it, may be arrested and taken to a police station where further tests will be carried out.

In a statement issued on Facebook they said: “Please remember if you are drinking over the festive period, do not get behind the wheel.

“We’ll have additional Road Policing patrols deployed throughout Edinburgh to watch out for drink drivers.

“If you are caught, you will be arrested, you will lose your licence and you may end up spending your Christmas with us.”