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Oyo State Government to Prosecute 25 Motorists for Drunk Driving

by John Asama
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The Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Dr. Akin Fagbemi revealed this in a statement issued by the Information and Culture Ministry.

Dr. Fagbemi revealed that the arrest of the suspects was in tandem with the mandate of OYRTMA to curb avoidable road crashes caused by drivers driving under the influence of alcohol.

He added that five vehicles and three cars had been impounded on Friday between 8 pm and 11 pm.

Dr. Fagbemi said that the drivers of the impounded vehicles were either caught drinking alcohol while driving or drinking while driving on Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the state.

He said the arrest was made possible with the aid of the organisation’s modern stop and test alcohol detection device provided by the state government.

Fagbemi said: ” Let it be known that for several months, we have carried out an extensive campaign against drunk-driving in the state in both virtual, social, print and non-print media channels before the beginning of the ember months and this festive period.

“We have warned all drivers within the state, no matter how highly placed, to shun the lethal temptation of consuming alcohol and driving.”

He said anyone found guilty would be disciplined according to the dictates of the state’s enabling laws and traffic rules.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the state had lately announced its resolve to conduct an alcohol breath test on any driver that violated traffic regulations in its bid to curb carnage on the roads.

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