WE have been highlighting in the Echo the motorists who have been charged with drink and drug-driving-related offences in our area over the Christmas and New Year period.

And today we report on a very unusual case where a couple admitted drink-driving on the same night. The message to all those that have been drinking is a simple one.

Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle no matter what the circumstances otherwise you could end up in the courts and pay a hefty fine and lose your licence.