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Kigali: 30 arrested over impaired-driving

By IGIHE
On 6 October 2021 at 06:20

Thirty-one people have been arrested in the latest Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations against drunk-driving.

All the 31 drivers, who were at the time found driving while intoxicated, were arrested on various roads of the City of Kigali between October 1st and 4th.

One of those arrested is Samuel Nambajimana, a trainer at one of the driving schools in Kigali.

"It is true, I had taken alcohol when I was arrested on Saturday, October 2, in Nyarugenge. At the time, I was going to guide one of our students, who is learning how to drive," said Nambajimana.

Alphonse Ndejeje also said that he was arrested on Saturday, October 2 at Giticyinyoni.

RNP Deputy spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Africa Sendahangarwa Apollo warned drivers against driving under the influence of alcohol.

"Campaigns and messages on safer road usage and particularly against driving under the influence, have been conducted. These are errant drivers, who will not be tolerated," said CSP Africa.

"Police will continue sensitizing the public on traffic rules to influence behaviours on safer road usage to prevent accidents, loss of lives and destruction of property but this will go hand-in-hand will operations targeting drivers, who decide to keep deaf ears."

He also took time to remind the public and drivers in particular, to adhere to the government directives against Covid-19, including the curfew, and ensuring that passengers abide by the health guidelines.


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