Shortly after 12:00AM on Sunday, 13 January, a woman, age 28 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a traffic collision on West Bay Road. Officers conducting patrols in the area had come upon the scene of the collision just south of Seven Mile Public Beach, which involved a BMW and a Honda Civic. The drivers were breath tested, and the woman, who had been driving the Civic, gave a reading of 0.277%. She was later granted bail.
There have been a total of six arrests for DUI made since Friday, with four persons having a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit. Four of the arrests were made after drivers were stopped for having committed other traffic violations, including speeding.
“We are alarmed at the level of inebriation of some of the drivers arrested this weekend, which makes a collision almost inevitable” said Inspector Ian Yearwood of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit. “We are just thankful that that we were able to stop some of these drivers when we did, and that there were no serious injuries. However, we cannot continue on this present path. Remember, the life you save may be your own.”