A RANDOM Breathalyser Test (RBT) conducted last weekend has resulted in the arrest of over 10 percent of drivers with drink driving.
Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said 69 drivers were checked over the weekend where well over 10 percent of those drivers were subsequently charged with drink driving.
He said this was too much.
The police chief added that with over 10 percent drivers on the road drunk this was serious problem.
He therefore urged drivers to think about this issue and if they are going to drink don’t drive and if they are going to drive don’t drink.
“I can assure you police will be out back there in the weekend and during the Christmas period conducting the random breathalyser test (RBT),” Mr Prendergast said.
Mr Prendergast also advised people that if they know when police are going to be out there on the road conducting the RBT you can avoid that but you will be in for a surprise during the Christmas period.
This is because police will be doing the RBT up all hours of the night.
“The reason for doing this is to protect the public.
“Drink driving is very dangerous behaviour.
“It not only puts the risk on person doing it but to every other road users or person near the road,” Mr Prendergast said.
He also urged drivers to drive carefully during this recent bad weather as the bad weather and rain particularly makes the road more dangerous.
“Think of other road users.”
“It is very important that we pay attention to those issues as we are leaving for Christmas and people are celebrating.”
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN