10 motorists arrested for drink-driving in islandwide operation

Police arrested 10 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation on Friday morning. Road blocks were set up at Still Road South, Sengkang East Road, Jurong West Avenue 2 and the Central Expressway slip road into Braddell Road from 1.30 am to 4.15am.

The Traffic Police administered the breathalyser test to more than 43 motorists resulting in nine men and one women, aged between 26 and 62, failing the breathalyser test. The highest result recorded was 69mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

Convicted drink drivers will be disqualified from driving for at least a year and lose their driving licenses. First-time offenders may be fined between $1,000 and $5,000, or jailed up to six months. Repeat offenders may be fined up to $30,000 and given a mandatory jail term of up to three years. If drink drivers are involved in an accident that results in death or serious injury, they may also receive up to six strokes of the cane.

Traffic Police acting commander Poh Lye Hin said in a statement on Friday: "Enforcement efforts against drink drivers will be relentless as they not only endanger their own lives but also the lives of other innocent road users."