LNP – 905 drunk drivers arrested in 18-hour operation

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana revealed that 905 motorists were taken into custody during an 18-hour operation for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The relevant operation had been carried out from 12 noon on the Sunday (April 18) to 6.00 am on Monday (April 19).

Further, cases have been filed against 6,898 others for violating motor traffic regulations.

Analysis on the statistics of the road accidents during the festive season has shown that 75 per cent of accidents involved motorcycles and three-wheelers.

The police spokesperson urged the motorcyclists, pillion riders, three-wheeler drivers and passengers to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent road accidents.

Meanwhile, the drivers entering the expressways will be randomly subjected to breath alcohol tests and special police teams were deployed to expressway entry points for this purpose, he said further.

One thought on “LNP – 905 drunk drivers arrested in 18-hour operation

  • April 20, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Increased fines and banning of driving license for a stipulated number of years is one of the answers to the growing menace of drunk driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol contributes to most accidents in Sri Lanka.


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