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A total of 1056 persons had been arrested and fined by police for driving while under the influence of alcohol during the last week, police said.

The highest number of detections was reported form Kandy, Kuliyapitiya and Nugegoda. Commencing from last week the police had started to crack down on drunk drivers even during the day time, it was revealed.

Police said that millions in fines were collected from drivers under the influence every year. They said that all the 425 police stations within the 42 police divisions had been supplied with breathalyzer machines but that the number of units given to each station differed.

Police sources revealed that the recent crackdown on drunk driving had made drivers more cautious when driving their vehicles and this in turn had brought down the number of traffic accidents in the country drastically. (SD)
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  • ki Tuesday, 18 September 2012 04:02 AM

    One thing v must think s that what is the route course of this?
    Until v give licence to sel alcohol ! U can't stop this.
    Government is earning in both way.
    Therefore government is happy .
    Stop alcohol 1st u will c many problems solve.

    Sanjay Monday, 17 September 2012 04:01 PM

    How many of them were forced to blow twice and thrice till the "breatherlizer" machines indicated drunk driving?

    sun Monday, 17 September 2012 04:01 PM

    Good Move...

    Curious Monday, 17 September 2012 04:16 PM

    The same drivers who were fined will be behind the driving seat in a heart beat.
    Fines do not solve. They should be put away for good.

    Jay Monday, 17 September 2012 04:35 PM

    Excellent!!!! way to go SL

    mohamed Monday, 17 September 2012 11:43 AM

    need to check whole sri lnaka


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