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Kigali: 38 arrested for driving while drunk

By IGIHE
On 21 September 2021 at 05:30

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Monday, September 20, showed to the media 38 people who were arrested on various roads in City of Kigali driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jean Marie Vianney Kayitana, one of the paraded drunk drivers, said that he was arrested after involving in an accident.

"I was arrested on Saturday, November 18, after involving in an accident at Rwandex. I had taken two bottles of beer and the blood acohol content was at 2 millilitres," Kayitana said.

"Driving under influence of alcohol is a fatal decision because I was like an impaired person and I would have easily died," he added.

RNP Deputy spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Africa Sendahangarwa Apollo reminded motorists to avoid driving when they consumed alcohol.

"Rwanda National Police took time to conduct countrywide awareness on safer road usage including dangers associated with drunk-driving. Police will always conduct campaigns to influence behavioral change but also penalizing those who continue to keep deaf ears and violating traffic rules and regulations," CSP Africa said.

He urged road users and drivers in particular, to act responsibly when using the road to prevent loss of lives and property.


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