Driving Under Influence

16 charged with driving under the influence over the weekend

Sixteen motorists were arrested and charged with driving under the influence following traffic exercises in the Southwestern Division over the weekend, a police statement said.

The first exercise, which took place in the San Fernando district between 11pm on Friday 31st March, 2017 and 5am on Saturday 1st April, 2017, resulted in a total of 65 persons being administered breathalyser tests.

Of those tested, 11 persons were arrested and charged with the offence of driving under the influence.

23 charged with driving under the influence of alcohol

Twenty-three drivers were arrested on the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, a statement from the Police Service said.

Police say a total of 90 people have died in road accidents for the year.

The following is a statement from the Police Service.

"The Highway Patrol DUI Task Force last weekend arrested twenty three (23) drivers for driving with a breath alcohol level exceeding the prescribed limit.

146 charged with driving under the influence

146 persons have been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offences for the year so far.

That's according to data provided by the Police Service.

According to a release, the Traffic and Highway Branch has tested over 2900 motorists, apart from the 845 voluntary breath tests that was carried out of which 304 persons were found to be over the limit.

With Carnival 2016 at our doorstep, the TTPS is urging all motorists to exercise caution on the nation's roadways and is warning that the police will be out in numbers patrolling.