Friday 22 March, 2019

131 drivers pass breathalyzer tests after Machel Monday

Photo: A driver receives a breathalyzer from police officer Brent Batson of the TTPS.

Photo: A driver receives a breathalyzer from police officer Brent Batson of the TTPS.

131 drivers who were given breathalyzer tests safely passed their tests during a police exercise in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Some patrons who left the Machel Monday fete around 3:00 am on Tuesday were seen taking breathalyzer tests along the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway during a random DUI testing exercise.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) released a video of the exercise and said although 131 drivers were tested, no one was found to be above the prescribed limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 milligrams of breath.

 

"Officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch conducted a random DUI testing exercise on the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway from around 3:00 am this morning."

"131 breathalyzer tests were administered with no persons being found to be above the prescribed limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 milligrams of breath. Similar DUI exercises will be strategically conducted nationwide in the coming days in anticipation of heightened activity during the Carnival period. #iRoadSafe"

 

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