Police arrest 15 during DUI exercises

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Police arrest 15 during DUI exercises

Police arrested 15 individuals during two DUI exercises conducted in the Southern and North Central Divisions on Saturday.

Between 8 am and 12 pm on 3rd February, 2024, officers of the Highway Patrol Task Force and South Highway Patrol, conducted an exercise in the vicinity of Gasparillo By-pass Road.

Forty-three drivers were tested and thirteen were found with breath alcohol levels exceeding the legally prescribed limit. Five fixed penalty notices were also issued for various offences.

This exercise was coordinated by Inspector Mohan, and supervised by Sgt Ramsumair, Sgt Jairaj, Sgt Ramroop, and Cpl Maharaj.

Later that day, two persons were arrested during an exercise in the North Central Division. Officers of the Divisional DUI team arrested one man for driving without a driver’s permit and certificate of insurance and one other individual for driving while under the influence of alcohol. They also issued ten fixed penalty notices for various traffic offences.

This exercise was spearheaded by ACP Subero, Senior Superintendent Smith, and Superintendent Norbert and coordinated by ASP Ramharrack and Inspector Highly.