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25 Drivers In Trouble For Drunk Driving

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has announced that at 25 people will be prosecuted for drunk driving.

It said that the 25 people will be charged to the Mobile Court of the state  and anyone found guilty will be disciplined.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Akin Fagbemi  said; “Between 2000hours-2300hours of Friday, 27th December 2019 only, we impounded about five trailers and three cars whose drivers were either caught drinking alcohol while driving or driving while already drunk along the Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the State.

“This was made possible with the aid of our modern stop and test alcohol detection device provided by the State Government. Let it be known that for several months, we have carried out an extensive campaign against drunk-driving in Oyo State in both virtual, social, print and non-print media channels before the beginning of the ember months and this festive period.

“We have warned all drivers within the State, no matter how highly placed to shun the lethal temptation of consuming alcohol and driving, as this had been identified as an act capable of causing fatal road crashes that often times not only affect the drunk drivers but also innocent passengers and other road users, particularly children, women and other vulnerable in the society.

“It was in lieu of the foregoing that we announced the commencement of our Special Operations ‘Stop and Test’ to ascertain if a driver suspected to be driving against traffic, over-speeding, making illegal U-turn, illegal parking, making phone calls or driving recklessly on the highways was drunk or under the uncontrollable influence of alcohol or its derivatives and close substitutes,” Fagbemi said.

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