11 motorists arrested for drink-driving in islandwide operation

Traffic police arrested 11 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation in the early morning of Tuesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Traffic police arrested 11 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation in the early morning of Tuesday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Traffic police arrested 11 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation in the early morning of Tuesday.

Police set up various road blocks across Singapore and stopped some 69 drivers to test them for alcohol consumption. Eleven men, aged between 28 and 44, failed the test.

The highest breath evidential analyser (BEA) test result was 68 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, which is nearly twice the prescribed legal limit.

If convicted, they will be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months and will lose their driving licences.

First-time offenders may also be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and have their driving licences disqualified for a period of 12 to 48 months, depending on their BEA test results. Repeat offenders may be fined up to $30,000 and jailed up to three years. They may also be caned up to six strokes if they caused death or serious injury to others.