Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Canadian national among 8 arrested for DUI

A 28-year old Canadian national was among eight people held on Wednesday night for driving under the influence.

The woman, who police said teaches at an international school in West Moorings, was held in the vicinity of the Queen’s Royal College.

The exercise took place between 8 pm and 3 am and saw many roadblock exercises take place throughout the district, including along Wrightson Road and Ariapita Avenue.

The exercise was conducted by officers of the Port of Spain Division under the supervisions of Snr Sup Hodge Griffith and Snr Sup Ablack.

Sgt Bharath and Cpl Arthur spearheaded the operations.

Eight people failed the breathalyser tests – with the highest reading being 128 microgrammes.

The legal limit in this country is 35 microgrammes per millilitre of breath.

The eight people who failed the breathalyser are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate tomorrow.

One man was also held with a quantity of marijuana, and he too was arrested, charged, and is expected to be brought before the courts tomorrow.

Police have once again asked the motoring public to be mindful of the laws of the land and said if persons have to drink, they should designate a driver or call for a taxi.

This reminder is especially poignant, police said, with the start of the rainy season.

More on this as it becomes available.

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