Drivers nabbed for drink-driving in islandwide road block operation

The Traffic Police arrested 10 men for drink-driving in an island-wide operation on Friday morning.

Road blocks were conducted at various locations, and 46 drivers were stopped and tested for alcohol consumption. The 10 men, aged between 23 and 49, were arrested after failing the Breath Evidential Analyser (or breathalyser) test. The highest test result was 70 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - twice the prescribed legal limit.

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

Should death or serious injury be caused, offenders may also receive up to six strokes of the cane.