199 drivers caught driving under influence of alcohol in one week

October 30, 2018 at 4:52pm
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Police said on Tuesday that they had booked 199 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol during a week-long road safety campaign from October 22 to 28.

This was the seventh police campaign against drunk driving so far this year.

Traffic police stopped 1,723 drivers of whom 199 — that is about one in eight — were over the permitted limit.

“Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the main causes for fatal road accidents, and that is why the police is focusing its efforts on this issue,” a police announcement added.