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Roadside sobriety checkpoints in place this weekend

Checkpoints: Roadside sobriety checks will be in operation this weekend (File photograph)

Sobriety checkpoints will run in seven parishes across the island this weekend, police said.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said that the Labour Day holiday weekend will include checkpoints in Hamilton Parish, Smith’s, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton through to Tuesday.

He added: “Officers from the Community Policing Division, Tactical Operations and Roads Policing Unit will operate the checkpoints, which are in addition to general BPS patrol officers enforcing Operation Vega.

“Please plan ahead and do your part by not driving or riding impaired.

“If you are intending to go out and socialise, make sure you have arranged for a designated driver, taxi or another responsible transportation service to get you to your destination safely.”

The latest figures released last month for Operation Vega – the police service’s crackdown on the most common offences committed on the island’s roads – showed that 6,670 tickets were issued since its launch in July 2021.

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Published September 03, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated September 03, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Roadside sobriety checkpoints in place this weekend

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