Eleven motorists arrested for drink-driving in Friday morning road blocks

SINGAPORE- The Traffic Police arrested 11 motorists for drink-driving on Friday morning.

In an island-wide operation, 45 drivers were tested for alcohol consumption at various road blocks. The 11 motorists- 10 men and a woman aged between 25 and 54, failed the test and were arrested for drink-driving.

The highest Breath Evidential Analyser (BEA) test result was 92 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, which is more than two times the prescribed legal limit.

If found guilty, drink drivers will be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months, and will lose their driving licenses.

First-time offenders can be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and can 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 face a jail term of up to three years. Should they cause death or serious injury, they may also be caned up to six strokes.