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Drivers Beware, A Cell Beckons

If you intend to drink this long Easter weekend, don’t drive. Drunk drivers caught will be spending a better part of this long weekend in remand. They will be brought
25 Mar 2016 10:53
Drivers Beware, A Cell Beckons
Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho at Police head quarters in Nabua yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

If you intend to drink this long Easter weekend, don’t drive.

Drunk drivers caught will be spending a better part of this long weekend in remand.

They will be brought before court at the earliest court sitting.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has directed his officers that there will be a no-drop policy when dealing with drunk drivers.

This means any person caught driving under the influence will front court.

Police has repeatedly raised concerns about people speeding, reckless driving and drunk driving on our roads, which has been some of the leading causes of fatal road accidents.

Director Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said: “Officers will be conducting Breathalyzer Operations, traffic spot check and speed enforcement. Spot checks on inspection of Driving Licence and Safety Compliance will be done and police officers will also be monitoring picnic spot and accident prone areas.”

Mr Mishra said officers would be out in numbers and members of the public have been warned not to break any road rules.

“We want an accident free long Easter weekend.”

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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