246 arrested for drunken driving within 24 hours

29 December 2013 09:45 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Some 246 people have been arrested by the police across the country during the past 24 hours, for driving under the influence of liquor, Police said today.

Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the arrests were made between 6 am yesterday to 6 am today. He said among the arrested, 79 were drunken three-wheeler drivers.

A total of 1,305 drunken drivers have been arrested by the police since they launched a special operation on December 24 covering the entire country, to arrest motorists driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said among those arrested 707 were motorcyclists and 438 were three-wheeler drivers.

  Comments - 11

  • Dilshan Silva Tuesday, 31 December 2013 07:28 AM

    Janman, you are damn right.

    safo Monday, 30 December 2013 03:36 AM

    why are drivers so stupid in this country, police have publicly told that they will catch drunken drivers but people still get drink and get into their cars to go straight to jail.

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 30 December 2013 05:02 AM

    Cancel driving licenses of those under the influence of drugs or liquor no matter who they are and you will stop this menace in no time. Until then happy hunting.

    sanju Monday, 30 December 2013 05:17 AM

    are the police getting commissions on these Drunk driving fines ???? I believe they are.

    Mevan Sunday, 29 December 2013 10:33 AM

    Only drunken driving, no drugged driving?

    Angelo gunewardena. Sunday, 29 December 2013 12:01 PM

    Honestly, these are good incomes for the government.Continouesly trafic police must search for them.And raise more penalty Fee.

    janman Sunday, 29 December 2013 12:20 PM

    How about the drunken Traffic police officers on duty.Who will arrest them

    chamith Sunday, 29 December 2013 02:53 PM

    mmmmmmmm police has so much things to do for new year...

    Thomas Ranger Monday, 30 December 2013 07:50 AM

    Kapalla, beepallla, jolly karapalla. Eeta passe hindenakan yakada kooduwe lagga palla.

    Be Fair Sunday, 29 December 2013 06:06 PM

    There goes my new year cheers for a six,
    but then............ it should be the case given the unprecedented accidents that are taking place

    Janaki Kalansuriya Monday, 30 December 2013 01:57 AM

    It is good that these drunkards are taken off the road. But, if any top policeman is willing to accompany me in my car, I'll show him how recklessly bus drivers ply the roads with cops looking on. Why are these marauding drivers not being picked up? Why only individuals who do not have connections???


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