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Police warn that drunk drivers will be locked up this Christmas

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2015 | 12:22 PM
According to SSP Calvin Allen, there is usually a major increase in road crashes at Christmas time and they are often influenced by speeding and drunk driving.

Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is warning drivers against drinking alcoholic beverages and driving this festive season.

According to SSP Allen, there is usually a major increase in road crashes at Christmas time and they are often influenced by speeding and drunk driving.

He said for this holiday season, the police will be patrolling the roads with portable breathalyser devices, as part of a strategy to reduce road crashes.

Allen is warning that if drivers are found to have consumed a level of alcohol above the allowable limit, they will be taken to a police station where an Intoxilyzer 8000 machine will be used to generate a report for evidential purposes and the offender arrested.

The National Road Safety Council has reported that up to Tuesday, 354 people were killed in crashes on the nation’s roads.

This is 54 more cases than for 2014 and a major jump from the 290 cases recorded in 2013.