Police stop 583 drunk drivers on May holiday
Chinese police have spotted and handled 583 cases of drunk driving and 4,735 cases of driving under the influence (DUI) during the three-day May Day holiday ending Monday, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The MPS said, traffic cops have been on the lookout for DUI during the holiday, particularly around restaurants, suburban holiday resorts, among other places. The number of traffic accidents and related deaths were down by 33 per cent and 43 per cent respectively during the three days as compared to the May Day holiday last year, the MPS said. The ministry announced previously that police will run a one-month crackdown on drunk driving until May 31.
Checks will be especially intense during afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays and around big events like weddings and funerals. China amended the Criminal Law to criminalise drunk driving in 2011. Xinhua