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Police nab drunk driver

By LITIA MATHEWSELL The Land Transport Authority (LTA) Operation Blitz continues in full force in the Western Division with Police officers nabbing a driver on Saturday who failed a breathalyzer
29 Oct 2012 12:36

The Police vehicle for conducting breathalyzer tests during Operation Blitz in the West.

By LITIA MATHEWSELL

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) Operation Blitz continues in full force in the Western Division with Police officers nabbing a driver on Saturday who failed a breathalyzer test and attempted to escape.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the driver tried to run away from traffic officers but was caught and arrested for questioning after a five-minute chase.
Ms Naisoro confirmed the summary of infringement notices for the Operation as of October 11 to 24, as follows:
Speeding-885
Seat belt -43
Careless driving- 156
Illegal Operation- 332
Driving without licence- 15
Other offences- 169.
“This added on to the 22 cases recorded since the operation began on October 11 shows there are still a blatant disregard for road rules and how some drivers are still selfishly putting the lives of others at risk.”
Ms Naisoro said the emotional and physical impacts of accidents were insurmountable and people still failed to realise the consequences of driving when their judgement was affected by alcohol.
“Drivers need serious attitude adjustments as they are putting the lives of others at great risk and not taking into consideration the impacts getting into an accident would also have on their families,” she said.




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