Over the past three months, police have handed out more than 70 citations for DUIs, with 27 of those being issued in September.
Superintendent Robert Graham, who is in charge of Uniformed Operations, said that despite law enforcement efforts, including education and high visibility patrols, “we continue to see an alarming increase in the amount of persons driving whilst under the influence of alcohol”.
Out of the total numbers of citations issued in the past three months, 23 were as a result of a motor vehicle collision, police said.
Graham appealed to drivers to not only consider their own safety but the safety of other road users, pedestrians, including children, “who may be affected by your actions”.
In September, eight of the drivers who were breathalysed blew over .200%, or more than double the legal limit of .100%.
“It is especially alarming for us to see so many persons driving with such high levels of intoxication, which makes being involved in a collision almost guaranteed,” Graham said.