Over 600 arrested for drunk driving

Over 600 arrested for drunk driving

April 14, 2015   03:34 pm

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Police have arrested 605 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol following special operations launched in view of the festive season.

The arrested persons include 291 motorcyclists, 240 three-wheeler drivers, 24 car drivers, 20 lorry drivers and 8 van drivers. Police said that 4 private bus drivers and one Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) driver have also been arrested on DUI charges.

A total of 283 motorists were arrested within the 24 hours from 6.00am yesterday to 6.00am this morning.

The police department launched the special operation to arrest drunken drivers on April 11, in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, and is expected to continue till April 20.

 

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