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19 motorists nabbed for drink driving in island-wide operation

Published on Aug 7, 2014 5:17 PM
 
Nineteen motorists were arrested for drink-driving during an island-wide operation early on Thursday, Aug 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Nineteen motorists were arrested for drink-driving during an islandwide operation early on Thursday.

The Traffic Police said that 38 drivers were stopped and tested for alcohol consumption at various road blocks. The 17 men and two women who were nabbed were aged between 22 and 62 and had failed the test.

The highest Breath Evidential Analyser (BEA) test result among them was 96 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. Thelegal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

If convicted, the motorists could be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months. If so, they would lose their driving licences and be required to retake and pass the theory and practical driving tests to have their licenses reinstated.

 
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