23 Feb '12, 10am

52 stopped in anti-drink-driving operation, out of which 10 arrested

Traffic police stopped 52 motorists who were suspected to have been drink-driving in a 4 1/2 hour islandwide operation on the morning of Feb 23. In the course of the operation, road blocks were set up along Buangkok East Drive, Pasir Ris Drive 3, Whitley Road, Woodlands Avenue 3, New Bridge Road, Church Street, South Bridge Road and North Canal Road to net errant drivers. Of the 52 motorists, nine male and one female, aged between 23 and 48, failed the breathalyser test and were arrested on the spot for the offence of drink-driving. The highest breathalyser test result clocked was 69 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, almost two times the prescribed legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. Drink drivers, if convicted, will be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months. They may lose their driving licences and have t...

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