They were all arrested on various roads in City of Kigali after they were found intoxicated beyond the limit---0.8 blood alcohol content.
While parading the group on Monday, September 27, at Nyarugenge District Police Unit in Rwezamenyo Sector, RNP Deputy spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Africa Sendahangarwa Apollo said that these are part of the daily Police operations across different roads of the country to fight one of the major causes of accidents.
Some of the motorists, who were caught driving under the influence, regretted their suicidal actions.
Charles Nkurunziza, one of the riders paraded, admitted that he had taken alcohol before riding.
“I was arrested on Friday, September 24, at about 9:30 pm, at Kicukiro centre, I had taken two bottles of beer and the breathalyzer indicated that I was drunk to the point of 3.12 millilitres," said Charles Nkurunziza.
Eric Fabrice also said that he was arrested in Kicukiro after he was found to be 1.5 millilitres drunk.
CSP Africa warned drivers of intentional violation of road safety rules and regulations, and putting lives of people at high risk.
“Rwanda National Police conducted campaigns across the country to educate all groups of road users on safer road usage, including potential dangers associated with driving while intoxicated. These 25 people are among those who have continued to defy the road safety standards and decided to drive even when they were in the state of not driving or riding because of the excessive alcohol that was in their blood," said CSP Africa.
He added that Police does not prevent people from drinking but will not condon anyone, who drives or rides while drunk.