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Police arrest 22 motorists over drunk-driving

By IGIHE
On 27 October 2021 at 06:00

Twenty-two people have been arrested on various roads in City of Kigali after they were found either driving or riding while drunk.

They were arrested in separate Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations against drunk-driving conducted between October 22nd and 25th.

They were found intoxicated beyond the limit of 0.8 blood alcohol content.

The group was paraded on Tuesday, October 26, at Nyarugenge District Police Unit in Rwezamenyo Sector, Nyarugenge District.

The RNP Deputy spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Africa Sendahangarwa Apollo said that these are part of the Police operations across different roads of the country to fight and prevent major causes of accidents.

Kamali Nshimiyimana, one of the riders paraded, said he was involved in an accident due to drunkenness.

“I was arrested on Saturday, October 23, after involving in an accident in Gikondo. At the time, I had taken alcohol and traffic officers who responded to the incident detected that I was drunk. When they tested me with a breathalyzer, it indicated 0.96 mililitres of alcohol content in my blood," said Nshimiyimana.

Emmanuel Niyoyita also admitted that he had taken alcohol before riding his motorcycle.

Equally, Charles Nkurunziza said: “I had taken two bottles of beer and Police arrested me in Remera after the breathalyzer detected that I was 0.90 drunk."

CSP Africa warned motorists for deliberately violating road safety rules and regulations and exposing their lives and those of others in life-threatening risks. These continuous operations are therefore meant to fight such errant behaviours and to ensure safer road usage," CSP Africa said.


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