(CMR) Up to Monday morning, 24 October, only one person was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following the implementation of new road traffic laws last week.
A West Bay man (38) was arrested on Saturday after he was seen driving erratically; his blood alcohol level gave a reading of 0.232 %.
The RCIPS said that with the new legislation now in effect, the police will continue to increase targeted traffic enforcement in coming weeks, heading into the festive season.
“We continue to advise the public never to drive while under the influence of alcohol. If you are stopped and tested for any reason and found to have a reading over 0.07 % (70 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood), you will be prosecuted and, upon conviction, will lose your license for a period of at least one year,” the police said.