Several DUI arrests in Road Traffic Exercise

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:45

The Trinidad and Police Service (TTPS) is issuing another reminder to drivers to “Drive Sober”, especially during this Carnival season.

This, as five people are expected to appear in court today, Tuesday 18th February, on charges of driving  a  vehicle with  breath  alcohol  levels  exceeding  the  prescribed  legal  limit. 

Officers of the Highway Patrol  Road  Policing  Task  Force screened some 150 persons for breath alcohol levels during a Road Traffic Exercise conducted on  the  East  bound  lane  of  the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, El Socorro, early this morning, between 1:30am  and  5:00am.

A member of the Highway Patrol Road Policing Task Force during this morning's exercise in El Socorro


During  the exercise,  officers discovered that five of those tested were over  the  prescribed  limit. They  were  subsequently  arrested  and  charged.

During  the same exercise,  two fixed penalty tickets were issued for driving without headlights.

The exercise  was  supervised  by  ACP  (Ag)  Odette  Lewis  and  Superintendent Gordon  in the wee hours of Tuesday  18th February, 2020.

The TTPS says it will continue to conduct Road Traffic Exercises across the country and urges drivers to “Drive Sober”.

TTPS Road Safety officer, PC Brent Batson (left), with Superintendent Gordon (centre) and
ACP  (Ag)  Odette  Lewis (right), during this morning’s Road Traffic Exercise in El Socorro


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Lead image… A member of the Highway Patrol Road Policing Task Force stops a driver during this morning's exercise in El Socorro