6 people arrested for Driving Under the Influence

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6 people arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Six persons were arrested and charged for driving under the influence of alcohol during traffic exercises in various policing districts over the past 48 hours.

Between 10 pm on Saturday, 17th February 2024, and 2 am on Sunday 18th February 2024, officers of the Highway Patrol Task Force conducted a roving Stop and Search/ DUI exercise along the Churchhill-Roosavelt Highway and Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. During the exercise, five persons were found to be driving with breath alcohol which exceeded the legally prescribed limit.

The individuals, who were between the ages of 23 and 38, were also charged with the offence.

In an earlier exercise, between 12 pm and 4:30 pm on the 16th of February, 2024, Barataria Highway Patrol arrested one driver for driving while under the influence of alcohol and issued 34 fixed penalty notices for various infractions.

These exercises were coordinated by ASP Rampartap, Ag Sgt Ramroop, and Inspector Lindsey respectively.