One man was caught drunk driving twice in a single evening.
In two weekends in Bay of A lot final month, 180 individuals have been caught driving whereas impaired. On the primary weekend, officers discovered one in each 83 automobiles stopped was pushed by a drunk driver, and the following weekend, the drivers of 1 in 75 automobiles stopped have been over the restrict.
“That is actually worrying,” stated the director of the Highway Policing Centre, Superintendent Steve Grealy. “We do not need to see it, we do not need to be the enjoyable police, however we’re truly there to maintain individuals alive, protected and effectively, out of the graves, and out of spinal items.
“That is sadly the results of when individuals drink and drive.”
It comes at a time when the police have been working quite a few checkpoints throughout the nation for Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Superintendent Grealy stated they’re now in a position to transfer checkpoint areas a lot sooner, and be in a number of locations without delay.
“One of many nice issues we have finished lately is we have modified our automobile fleet.
“We have much more smaller ones, that are much more dynamic. We are able to have two checkpoints working concurrently in numerous areas, and we are able to transfer them round very, in a short time.
“We’re very agile in that method now – the pure function of that’s to maintain individuals guessing.”
He added the most effective factor individuals can do is to not drink and drive.