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More motorists arrested over drunk-driving

By IGIHE
On 14 September 2021 at 07:19

At least 49 motorists have been arrested in the latest Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations against drunk-driving in an effort to prevent one of the major causes of road accidents.

They were all arrested on various roads in City of Kigali.

Jean De Dieu Tuyisenge, a taxi-moto operator said he was arrested on September 12, at about 8:45 pm at Sonatubes in Kicukiro District.

“I took beers at home where I was celebrating the birth of our new born baby. I was later involved in an accidents after I hit the pavement and fell down. When Police officers tested my blood alcohol content with a breathalyzer it showed 3.34 millilitres," said Tuyisenge.

Like Tuyisenge, all the other 48 motorists were drunk beyond the maximum 0.8 millilitres.

RNP Deputy spokesperson, CSP Africa Sendahangarwa Apollo said that the drunk motorists were were arrested in a four-day operations—September 9th to September 12th.

“As usual, we have been parading people arrested driving or riding under the influence of alcohol. Many accidents are caused by such impaired driving and this is a deliberate effort to save lives," said CSP Sendahangarwa.

He sternly warned of strengthened operations against motorists violating traffic rules and regulations particularly drunk-driving.

Their arrest came a week after 40 other people were also arrested in Kigali for driving while drunk.


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