Five arrested in drink driving blitz

  • First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).

    First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).

  • First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).

    First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).

  • First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).

    First roadside sobriety checkpoints in operation (Photograph taken from BPS Roads Policing twitter).


Bermuda Police Service said the tally of failed tests meant “five lives saved”.

Officers were stationed in Devonshire and Paget to stop drivers and riders and test them in an to curb the island’s high rates of death and injury on the roads.

BPS traffic officers tweeted early today: “First day of road side sobriety check ops ends with five impaired drivers arrested.

“All failed alco-analyzer test. Five lives saved.”

The crackdown came after the Road Traffic (Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints) Amendment Act 2018 was passed earlier this year after decades of campaigning.

Police will be in the same parishes again tonight and tomorrow.

Motorists were earlier warned to forget about trying to avoid checkpoints and instead look at ways to avoid the risk of driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

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Published Sep 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm (Updated Sep 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm)

Five arrested in drink driving blitz

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