44 Offenders For Drunk Driving: Nearly Half a Million Rupees Fine in a Week
3 January 2013 - The Défi Media Group
Forty-four. This is the number of motorists who were fined for driving drunk on the weekend of 22 and 23 December 2012, and the weekend before the new year.
Campaign on road safety during the month of December seems to bear fruit. This makes a total of at least Rs 440,000, just for this short period.
Elements of the Road Safety Unit, the Traffic Branch and other police units, these temp, s had to brave the weather to carry out their operations across the island.
Just for the weekend before Christmas, ie 22 and 23 December, 19 motorists were tested positive breath test. Whereas for the weekend of 29 and 30 December, 22 people have been fined for driving while intoxicated, representing three motorists over who got caught.
For Eve, two motorists were fined, while the day of the year, only one person has tested positive at the wheel of his vehicle.
Police intends to maintain this rate until January 6. However, the inspector Ashok Mattur, the Traffic Branch, no question of releasing the pressure after this date, "we will continue our operations 'crack down'. And we ask road users to exercise great vigilance ".
Recall that if a person is tested positive breath test, according to law, is liable to a fine of Rs 10,000 and a suspension of his license for eight months. If the person offense, the fine is doubled, or Rs 20,000. In some cases, the motorist can even see his license be withdrawn followed by a term of imprisonment.