TTPS warns against drunk driving

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TTPS warns against drunk driving

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is issuing a stern warning to all motorists to strictly adhere to road laws, particularly those regarding driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. This comes in light of a troubling trend where officers have observed an increase in the number of motorists found to be exceeding the legal alcohol limit.

Over the past 48 hours, three persons were arrested for driving under the influence, while officers were conducting routine traffic stop and search exercises along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Uriah Butler Highway and the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

The TTPS has observed a significant upsurge in cases where motorists have been apprehended for driving under the influence. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in Trinidad and Tobago is 35 micrograms of alcohol to 100 millilitre of breath. However, numerous drivers have been detected far above this threshold, endangering their lives and those of others on the road.

Tragically, this spike in drunk driving incidents has coincided with an increase in road traffic fatalities in 2024. The TTPS is deeply concerned about the safety of all road users and will be intensifying its efforts to curb these preventable deaths.