Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
18 Feb, 2021 | 9:54 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): More than 100,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence in the past 18 months, Police said on Thursday (Feb. 18).
“A total of 103,010 people were arrested in the past one and a half years, for the offence of driving under the influence; the majority of 6690 arrests were made in Anuradhapura,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Thursday (18).
According to the motor accident report, Hatton Police arrested 4992 suspects and Kurunegala Division arrested 3681 suspects in connection with driving under the influence.
Moreover, in the past 18 months, a total of 395,325 people were detected with regard to lane discipline and lane law; the highest number of motorists were detected in Nugegoda, DIG Ajith Rohana noted.
Whilst emphasizing that Sri Lanka Police will continue with the Traffic Police Operations, DIG Ajith Rohana sternly advised motorists and pedestrians to abide by road rules.
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