Police arrested eight people over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The eight, between the ages of 25 and 46, were arrested during two roadblock operations carried out on Friday evening.
‘Although many drivers on the Island view drink driving as unacceptable behaviour there is obviously still a hardcore of motorists who continue to put their lives and the lives of others at risk,’ Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan said in a press release.
‘Drink driving costs livelihoods. Not only could you kill yourself or someone else, a drink driving conviction could mean you lose your licence and possibly your job.
‘Make sure you know how you are getting home before you go out, take full advantage of taxis and if you are a passenger refuse to travel with someone you know has been drinking. Until we stamp out drink driving we will continue to target the motoring community in this way.’
The roadblocks also resulted in the following:
• 14 traffic tickets issued for various offences including expired registration, defective lights and filing to comply with a police signal.
• Six persons were warned for intended prosecution for various offences including failing to display a licence coupon, driving without insurance and driving without a certificate of road worthiness.
• Two warrants executed for failing to appear in court.
• One knife recovered during a search of a vehicle.
Other weekend arrests include:
• A 31-year-old man on suspicion of possession of ganja and failing to appear in court.
• A 60-year-old man on suspicion of possession of cocaine, possession of ganja and possession of a utensil.
• Two men, aged 54 and 43, on suspicion of taking conch out of season.
• Two women, aged 32 and 35, on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.
• A 36-year old woman on suspicion of disorderly conduct, assaulting police and insulting the modesty of a woman.