POLICE is working closely with the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) to establish new laws to address the poor attitude of drink-driving.
Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast told the media on Thursday during its weekly press conference.
He said people intoxicated with alcohol while driving vehicles is a serious threat to the lives of road users and pedestrians.
“We are working closely with the Ministry to ensure appropriate legislations are created to prosecute perpetrators and also prevent such reckless crimes from occurring.”
He said they still need consultations stake holders to see how far they have progress with the new law, which would be brought before the Attorney General (AG) and the Cabinet for endorsement.
Police Commissioner further revealed that there is already a negotiation with World Health Organisation (WHO) for an importation of a new technology to crack-down on drunken drivers.
He also said this new equipment known as Breath Testing Unit will help the police work to identify the level of alcohol consumed by drunk drivers, hence, would assist them when making prosecutions under the proposed legislations that still pending with the Ministry.
By AATAI JOHN