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10 arrested for drink-driving during Traffic Police operation

Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 
Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 
Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 
Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 
Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 
Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.  -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 

Police arrested 10 motorists, aged between 24 and 57, for drink driving after an island-wide operation that ended on Saturday.

The highest Breath Evidential Analyser (BEA) test result among the motorists nabbed was 94 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres- more than twice than the prescribed legal limit of alcohol.

In all, 78 drivers were stopped and tested for alcohol consumption as the Traffic Police conducted road blocks at various parts of Singapore. If convicted, first-time offenders can be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of $30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may also be caned up to six strokes should death or serious injury be caused.

Acting Commander of Traffic Police, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Deryl Ang said: "Drinking and driving do not mix. Remember, don't drive to drink and you will never drink and drive."