Police arrest 11 for DUI, over 50 tickets issued
With bars opened up once again, citizens are being reminded that police will be out in full force conducting breathalyzer tests, and other road checks.
This reminder comes after over 60 persons were ticketed on Friday night, and 11 persons were held for driving under the influence. The operations took place in Port of Spain and Barataria between 7 pm on Friday and 1 am today.
In Port of Spain, officers issued 56 tickets to persons for a variety of offences including driving without a permit, driving without insurance, driving while using cellular phones, and driving defective vehicles.
Seven persons between the ages of 22 and 47, were given breathalyzer tests, which they failed.
The seven include a supervisor at WASA, an accountant, and an AC Technician.
The highest reading was 93 microgrammes per 100 millilitre of breath(µg/100mL). The legal limit in this country is 35µg/100mL.
This operation was coordinated by Snr Supt Moore, Supt Ruben, ASP Sooker, and supervised by Insp Superville, Sgt Bharath, Cpl Guerra, Cpl Dennis, Cpl Arthur, Cpl Ramjattan, Cpl Halls, PC Nanan, PC Simmons, PC St John, PC Barb, WPC Wickham, among others.
In Barataria, a similar exercise was conducted during this period, led by Inspector Beharry and Cpl Singh.
Thirty-five persons were tested, four of which failed.
All 11 are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday.