Driv­ers Be­ware, A Cell Beck­ons

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If you in­tend to drink this long Easter week­end, don’t drive. Drunk driv­ers caught will be spend­ing a bet­ter part of this long week­end in re­mand. They will be brought be­fore court at the ear­li­est court sit­ting. Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Brigadier-Gen­eral Si­tiveni Qil­iho has di­rected his of­fi­cers that there will be a no-drop pol­icy when deal­ing with drunk driv­ers. This means any per­son caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence will front court. Po­lice has re­peat­edly raised con­cerns about peo­ple speed­ing, reck­less driv­ing and drunk driv­ing on our roads, which has been some of the lead­ing causes of fa­tal road ac­ci­dents. Di­rec­tor Traf­fic SSP Ma­hesh Mishra said: “Of­fi­cers will be con­duct­ing Breath­a­lyzer Op­er­a­tions, traf­fic spot check and speed en­force­ment. Spot checks on in­spec­tion of Driv­ing Li- cence and Safety Com­pli­ance will be done and po­lice of­fi­cers will also be mon­i­tor­ing pic­nic spot and ac­ci­dent prone ar­eas.” Mr Mishra said of­fi­cers would be out in num­bers and mem­bers of the pub­lic have been warned not to break any road rules. “We want an ac­ci­dent free long Easter week­end.”

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