Po­lice stop 583 drunk driv­ers on May hol­i­day

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Bei­jing:

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

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