Saturday 26 May, 2018

Over 200 tested, five held for drunk driving on Carnival Monday

Police arrested five people after carrying out over 200 breathalyser tests across the Northern and Central Divisions on Carnival Monday.

According to updates by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), two persons were arrested for failing breathalyser tests during DUI exercises conducted by officers of the Northern Division DUI Task Force, in the St. Joseph and Tunapuna districts, between 6:30 am and 11:30 am on Monday, February 12. 

Police said a total of 178 DUI tests were administered during the exercise, which was coordinated by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel.

In a separate exercise, three people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol by officers of the Central Division’s DUI Task Force, during a road check exercise in the district, conducted between 10:00 am and 11:00 pm on Carnival Monday.

Police said a total of 32 people were tested during the exercise.