Saturday 28 March, 2020

Police cautions against drunk driving as 12 arrested for DUI overnight

Police arrested and charged 12 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol during road exercises last night on Friday.

Five persons were arrested and charged for DUI and another for possession of cocaine during an exercise conducted along Caura Road and Trantrail Road St. Augustine.

The exercise, conducted by the Traffic Branch Road Policing Task Force (RPTF) was spearheaded by Assistant Superintendent Williams, Inspector Maraj and Sgt Harrylal.

The Port of Spain DUI Team arrested and charged seven drivers for driving a motor vehicle with a breath alcohol level exceeding the prescribed legal limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

This exercise was led by Assistant Superintendent Soker, Inspector Superville and Sgt Bharath.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is again appealing to motorists to designate a driver if they know they will be consuming alcohol during their festivities, as drunk driving poses an unacceptable risk to all road users. 

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