Dozen drivers arrested for drink driving

A dozen drivers were arrested for drink driving in a pre-dawn island-wide blitz by the Traffic Police on Tuesday morning in various parts of Singapore.

More than 59 drivers were stopped and tested for alcohol consumption.

The highest Breath Evidential Analyser test result, recorded among the 12 arrested, was 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - more than twice the prescribed legal limit of 35 microgrammes. Those arrested were aged between 23 and 59.

On conviction, drink drivers will be disqualified from driving for at least a year and will lose their driving licences. First-time offenders can be fined between $1,000 and $5,000, or jailed up to six months. Repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of $30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years.